Highway 230 back open as Cave City prepares for Watermelon Festival

Road closure could cause traffic issues for Watermelon Festival

CAVE CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - According to a post on the city of Cave City’s Facebook page, Highway 230 is back open with no detours required.

⚠️ Hwy. 230 Closing Update! ⚠️ ARDOT has informed us that Highway 230 is now OPEN as usual, with no detour required....

Posted by Cave City, Arkansas on Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The post comes after an eight-mile stretch of Highway 230 closed earlier this week due to culvert replacements.

The repairs come as the city prepares for their 40th Watermelon Festival.

The festival brings in over 10,000 visitors each year, but the road work near Strawberry could have slowed down travel for some festival goers.

The closure was supposed to last until Friday, July 26 with two of the festival’s three days potentially seeing traffic issues due to one less way to get to Cave City.

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