The City of Little Rock Public Works Department is temporarily shutting down some traffic lanes on Shackleford Road from Kanis Road south to I-430.
The closures brgan at 8:30 this morning and will continue through Friday.
Street crews need the space for milling the existing roadway in preparation for a new asphalt-driving surface.
"This work is in conjunction Sales Tax Funded 2012 Street Resurfacing Program. We will be milling the old street surface in preparation of applying a new driving surface. This is a much-needed process concerning a very high traffic-count section of roadway; therefore it is our intention to inform the traveling public about the planned lane closures. Every effort will be made to maintain the flow of traffic around the construction equipment, but due to the amount of traffic, some delays can be expected," says a public works department official.
Once the milling is complete, contractors for the city will resurface Shackleford Road. The milling work will leave the surface with a roughened appearance.
Drivers are advised to travel slowly across these areas. Barricades will be very evident and efforts will be made to help drivers get safely around the work sites, although the required repairs are such that travelers through this location will experience some delays and may want to seek alternate routes.