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Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

Month long railroad safety initiative in central Arkansas

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - Members of Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement Group will conduct a month long traffic initiative focusing on railroad crossing safety and pedestrians trespassing on railroad property in August. 

According to national non-profit organization Operation Lifesaver, a vehicle or person is hit by a train every three hours in the U.S. Arkansas was ranked number 15 in a list of states that have the highest percentage of rail grade collisions in the United States. These same statistics show that 73 percent of all highway-rail crossing fatalities for 2014 occurred in just 15 states, again with Arkansas in the list ranked at 14. 

For the month of August, officials will be enforcing the rules regarding railroad safety. Lt. Curtis Wood with Central Arkansas Operation Impact Traffic Enforcement stated that anyone who tries to risk their life trying to beat an approaching train they will be cited.

Lane closures in Hot Spring Co.

Lane closures in Hot Spring Co.

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - According to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), there will be a routine bridge maintenance leading to lane closures on Interstate 30.

Crews will be removing and repairing damaged concrete under the two Highway 270 bridges spanning Interstate 30 near Malvern. Officials expect the lane closures to be only on Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com.

Utility work will require a lane closure on Highway 7 (Central Avenue)

Utility work will require a lane closure on Highway 7 (Central Avenue)

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Utility work by the City of Hot Springs will require a lane closure on a portion of Highway 7 (Central Avenue) in Hot Springs, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

A Hot Springs crew will be repairing a water line near Highway 7. The work will require closing the southbound outside lane along Bathhouse Row in downtown Hot Springs.    

The closure will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays and possibly weekends, Wednesday, October 8th through Friday, November 7th, weather permitting.

Hot Springs' Central Ave. named top 10 Great Streets

Hot Springs' Central Ave. named top 10 Great Streets


Washington, DC, October 1, 2014 -- The American Planning Association (APA) today announced that Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Streets for 2014.

Each October during National Community Planning Month, APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary streets, neighborhoods and public spaces that add value to communities and foster economic growth and jobs. APA's Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.

Improvements to Highway 270 will require lane closure

Improvements to Highway 270 will require lane closure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) Improvements to Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) will require a lane closure in Hot Springs, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be resurfacing Highway 270 (Albert Pike Road) at the intersection of Thornton Ferry Road, just west of Lake Hamilton.  The work will require closing the eastbound outside lane on Highway 270 at that location.

The lane closure will be Thursday, August 14th, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Improvements to Highway 70 will require lane closures

Improvements to Highway 70 will require lane closures

LITTLE ROCK (6-13) – Improvements to Highway 70 require lane closures in Garland, Hot Spring, and Montgomery counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will be clearing debris from along the shoulders to prevent the accumulation of water on the roadway. The work will reduce traffic to 1 lane within the moving work zone.

Weather permitting, the work will extend west from Hempwallace in Garland County to the Montgomery/Pike County line on the dates listed below.  Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, cones, and warning signs.   

Work on Martin Luther King Expressway will require lane closures in Hot Springs

Work on Martin Luther King Expressway will require lane closures in Hot Springs

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) – Work on Highway 70 (Martin Luther King Expressway) will require lane closures in Hot Springs, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

Crews will perform pavement tests on Highway 70, just east of Malvern Avenue, weather permitting. The work will close eastbound and westbound inside lanes. This work had been scheduled to begin earlier this week, but was delayed due to weather.

May 15 & May 19 - May 20: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Westbound Lane

May 21 - May 22:  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Eastbound Lane