JONESBORO — Construction work to improve Red Wolf Boulevard/U.S. 49 means there will be lane closures in Jonesboro, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

Weather permitting, crews will close a single lane in an alternating matter on Red Wolf between the intersections of Interstate 555 and Highland Drive starting at 3 a.m. Friday and continue through Nov. 27 until the work is complete.

The asphalt work is estimated to take three weeks. This work is part of a project to resurface about one mile of U.S. 49 between Arkansas 18 and I-555, a $438,594.12 contract awarded to Atlas Asphalt Inc. in May 2020.

Traffic will be controlled by traffic cones and signage. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

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