ARDOT urges drivers to be cautious in Harrisburg Road construction zone

(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - ARDOT continued its pavement operation Tuesday on Harrisburg Road while voicing concerns about dangers from commuters in the surrounding area.

While the project is causing traffic jams, ARDOT officials want drivers to know there are more construction workers on the project site than a typical pavement project.

"There are about ten to 15 construction workers out here throughout the day," Aaron Vowell, an ARDOT resident engineer said. "We want them to be safe as well as motorists. It's very important drivers remain patient in this area."

With heavier traffic, Vowell said it's vital for drivers to pay close attention to the cones and flaggers instead of their phones.

"It can be dangerous and it can be confusing to determine which side of the traffic cone you are supposed to be on, so again it's critical to urge motorists to drive safely," Vowell said.

ARDOT has completed Harrisburg Road north of I-555, now construction has moved to the south end of the road.

Engineers hope to have the project completed within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting.

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