Construction to widen Highway 412 in Lawrence and Greene counties has progressed to the point that traffic can be shifted north onto newly constructed pavement, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Crews relocated two-lane traffic onto two newly widened sections of Highway 412 on Thursday. This will allow construction work to continue on the south side of the highway. The traffic shifts occurred in the following areas:

Beginning at the interchange with Hwy. 67 in Walnut Ridge and continuing east for approximately two and a half miles.

Beginning at the Cache River Bridge and continuing east for approximately one mile.

Traffic will be controlled by construction barrels, signage and pavement markings. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

This project is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program to widen approximately 14.5 miles of Highway 412 to four lanes between Highway 67 in Lawrence County and Highway 141 in Greene County. The project includes a southern bypass of the Light community.

More information on this project is available at ConnectingArkansasProgram.com. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ARDOT.gov.

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