Crews at work resurfacing six miles of Maumelle Boulevard in Pulaski County hope to have work completed by mid-August, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.
The project is resurfacing six miles of the boulevard, extending from Interstate 430 westward to Murphy Drive. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are being improved. Cranford Construction of North Little Rock was awarded the $2.1 million contract in April of this year.
"Milling of the westbound lanes is done and we are about to wrap up milling in the eastbound lanes," says Joe Sartini, District Six Engineer in a release. "Once the milling is complete, crews will begin laying the new driving surface."
Inclement weather over the past several months has slowed work down on the project.
"All of the rain we’ve had has really been a problem," Sartini adds.
Crews have been working at night to avoid traffic delays during peak driving hours.
Completion of the project is expected in mid-August.
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.