I-30: Pulaski County

CountyMilesEst. Completion
Pulaski7Mid 2025
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This project proposes to enhance one of the most traveled roads in Arkansas. When complete, the improvements will enhance the transportation connection through central Arkansas, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Travel Impacts and Construction Progress Photos

Use the map below to view various current travel impacts, including permanent closures, temporary closures, and changes in traffic patterns. Zoom in and scroll to find a specific area of the I-30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Click on a line to see travel impact information such as location, time frame, and detour map (download if available). 

To view construction progress photos, zoom in and scroll to find a camera icon and click it to see the most recent photos in a project area. When you have located a photo, click on the image to open it full screen.   Photos updated February 6, 2023.

Project Updates

Jun 05, 2023 – Jun 11, 2023

Work on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock involves weekly lane closures.

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May 30, 2023 – Jun 04, 2023

Work on Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock involves weekly lane closures. No interstate lane closures are scheduled for Friday night, May 26 through Tuesday morning, May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

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Oct 01, 2022

Construction on the 30 Crossing project will require a long-term closure of McGowen Street in Little Rock in early October.

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Sep 19, 2022

The contractor for the 30 Crossing project will begin bridge demolition operations on Monday, September 19.

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Construction Progress Video

View the latest construction drone photos of the 30 Crossing project. Aerial photos provided by Kiewit Massman Construction.

Construction Video Archive

30 Crossing AM and PM Traffic Movements

Construction Milestone Dates

Updated 5/31/23 . Click to download an exhibit showing Phase 1 construction milestone dates, which are preliminary and subject to change.

Phase 1 Milestones Exhibit

Phase 1 Construction Map

Click the image below to open the build out for the 30 Crossing project, Phase 1.

Phase 1 Aerial Roll Plot Map

Project Scope

Phase 1 of the 30 Crossing Project includes areas of construction in Little Rock and North Little Rock. Remaining portions of the 30 Crossing project will be constructed in future phases.

Arkansas River Bridge

  • The Arkansas River Bridge will be reconstructed to three through lanes with two collector-distributor lanes and an auxiliary lane in both directions.
  • The bridge will include an improved opening for the Arkansas River navigational channel.

North Little Rock

  • In North Little Rock, additional lanes continue eastbound through the Broadway Street interchange to Bishop Lindsey Avenue. The Broadway Street interchange will also be reconstructed.
  • Beginning at Bishop Lindsey Avenue, the project includes new pavement and re-striping eastbound I-30 to four lanes to the interchange with I-40 (North Terminal). This creates a fourth lane without widening the freeway or bridge structures to add capacity.
  • The Curtis Sykes Drive entrance ramp to eastbound I-30 will be north and east to tie into I-40 east.
  • Portions of the North Terminal will be reconstructed to remove an eastbound I-40 weaving issue between the North Terminal and the I-40/Highway 67 interchange. A bridge will be constructed to carry eastbound I-30 entrance ramp traffic over I-40 eastbound ramp lanes to enter traffic in the far-left eastbound lanes.

Little Rock

  • In Little Rock, I-30 improvements continue above a reconstructed I-30/Hwy. 10 (Cantrell Road) interchange (split diamond) and continues with four main lanes in both directions between 3rd Street and 9th Street.
  • A new wider bridge over I-30 will be constructed at 6th Street.
  • The Hwy. 10 interchange will be reconstructed as a split-diamond interchange. This will remove the clover leaf ramps and provide direct ramp access with the frontage roads.
    • Highway 10 will be reconstructed along existing 2nd Street and extended from Cumberland Drive, below I-30, to Maholon Martin Street.
    • The clover leaf ramps will be removed and the right-of-way between President Clinton Avenue and 3rd Street will be regraded to accommodate future use as a public space.
    • Mahlon Martin Street will be extended and improved from East 4th Street to President Clinton Avenue.
  • There are several ramp improvements at the I-630 interchange.

    • Two eastbound I-630 ramp lanes will enter I-30 eastbound rather than being reduced to one lane.
    • A new ramp lane will be constructed from the eastbound I-630 ramp to the eastbound I-30 frontage road.
    • A new on-ramp will be constructed to directly connect the I-30 westbound frontage road with I-630 westbound. The single-lane ramp will begin south of 9th Street and connect with the two-lane I-30 westbound ramp to I-630.
    • A second lane will be added from the westbound frontage road entrance ramp to I-30 westbound at I-630.
    • East and West I-30 main lanes through the I-630 interchange narrowed from three to two lanes in both directions.

Download Construction Phase 1 Map

Project Environmental Documents

Based upon the Environmental Assessment (EA), additional information included in the FONSI document, and the Disposition of Public Comments for the Location and Design Public Hearing, FHWA concludes that the proposed project will not have a significant impact on the environment.

Environmental Documents

Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.

 

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What is the Connecting Arkansas Program?

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