Arkansas Department of Transportation officials have announced that construction to widen U.S. 425 in Ashley County will require lane closures on the highway this week.

Weather permitting, northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. 425 will alternately be closed for approximately one mile beginning 1.5 miles north of the Louisiana state line. 

Crews will be constructing a box culvert across the roadway, which required alternating lane closures beginning Dec. 15 and continuing at least through Thursday,  Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. 

Traffic will be controlled by flagging operations and a pilot car, signage, and construction barrels. Officials advised the public to be cautious when traveling in the work zone and watch for slower traffic speeds.

This project is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening approximately 10 miles of Highway 425 to four lanes with a center paved median, from the Louisiana state line to the intersection with U.S. 82. 

More information on the  $44.6 million project is available at

Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. 

Additional travel information can be found at or 

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