Maintenance on State Highway 23 Requires Alternating Lane Closures

Maintenance to State Highway 23 requires a series of alternating lane closures in Carroll County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

The alternating lane closure will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily from Wednesday,
August 1 through Thursday, August 9 starting at Eureka Springs and continuing to the Missouri State Line; weather permitting.

This will reduce traffic to one lane within the work zone. Traffic will be controlled using warning signs and flaggers. Crews will seal State Highway 23 with Bituminous Surface Treatment (liquid asphalt and pea gravel).
Bituminous surface treatment is a proven method of sealing cracks and providing a durable wearing surface utilizing local materials at an economical cost. Although loose material is swept from the roadway after the treatment is placed, it usually takes from four to eight days from the time the material is placed until the pea gravel is fully bonded to the roadway. The time varies with the length of the section being surfaced and weather conditions. Therefore reduced speeds are recommended for two weeks following the work.

Traffic will be controlled with flaggers, signage and traffic cones. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.