The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to “know before you go” and visit before traveling this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Extensive highway improvements continue in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible. Still, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to increased traffic volume.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects that more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. Eighty-nine percent of those travelers (34 Million) will drive to their holiday destinations and take advantage of the low fuel prices. This represents a 2.1 percent increase over the number of drivers last year.

To help motorists find ways around accidents and work zone backups on Interstates, AHTD has an Alternate Routes feature on It displays linkages between the Interstate corridors and secondary routes that motorists may consider when travel is delayed.

Below is a list of Arkansas’ major lane closures during the holiday weekend.


Route County City Mile Marker Distance One Lane Closed Time
I-30 Miller Mandeville 7-12 5 miles Eastbound 24 hours
I-30 Hempstead Fulton 18-22 4 miles Both Directions 24 hours
Hwy 59 Crawford Natural Dam 5-6 1 mile Both Directions 24 hours
I-55 Mississippi Burdette 58 0.5 miles Northbound 24 hours
I-440 Pulaski Little Rock 2-6 4 miles Both Directions 24 hours
I-530 Jefferson White Hall 23-30 7 miles Both Directions 24 hours