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Big Rock Interchange Minor Changes on the Way
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Little Rock's largest interchange is changing again. Lanes will be closing here over the next month overnight in order for workers to complete some minor work. During that time they will be painting the bridges, beams and travel lanes. as well as removing the wooden decking and safety platforms under some of the completed overpasses. Once that work is done, three parts of the interchange will open including the fly-over for 430 North and 630 East, an access road near Baptist Hospital and the Shakleford Road Overpass. Randy Ort from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department commented on the changes, "That will put traffic in a new area, it will allow us to take out some of the temporary pavement that's been in place that's had to handle traffic through the construction." According to Highway and Transportation Officials, that work will be completed in the next two the three months. Officials say the interchange is a balance between safety and mobility and will be easier to navigate. The entire project is expected to be done in eight months.