REPAIRS TO CLOSE LANES OF HIGHWAY 71 NEAR MOUNTAINBURG
STOP SIGNS ADDED IN AREA
LITTLE ROCK (5-18)
Crews repairing flood damage on Highway 71, just
north of Mountainburg, will require lane closures on the highway for an extended
period of time, according to Arkansas
and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
northbound and southbound traffic on Highway 71 will encounter a STOP sign at
the project site, which is located near the entrance to Lake
are urged to use caution as they approach the construction and must be prepared
to stop at the STOP sign to allow for oncoming traffic,” stated Joe Shipman,
District Engineer for District Four.
area had problems with the pavement sliding downhill last year during heavy
rains and a contract was awarded to APAC-Arkansas for the repairs,” Shipman
added. “The recent rains caused
additional sliding and, as a result, the contract is being modified.
It’s going to require more work to stabilize the roadway in this