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Transportation Officials Say Labor Day Weekend Should See Fewer Headaches for Arkansas Travelers

SEPTEMBER 3, 2004 - Posted at 7:30 a.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Labor Day weekend should bring fewer traffic headaches in Arkansas thanks to fewer construction zones.  At the height of the Arkansas interstate construction program in the summer of 2002, as many as 220 miles of Arkansas interstates were under construction at once.

This year, the $970 million project is nearing an end.  Arkansas has just 81 miles of highway under construction.  And travel should be smoother thanks to 275 miles of rehabilitated highway.  The only lane closures in the state will be five miles of Interstate 55 in West Memphis, the smallest number since the five-year construction project began in 2000.

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