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AHTD to hold Public Involvement Meeting

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(KATV) The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has approved designs to improve traffic flow on the I-30/ I-430 Interchange. Today, February 28, from 4-7 p.m. they'll be on hand to answer questions and explain the design.

The open house will in the AHTD auditorium at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The designs will be available to view.

About 100,000 cars drive through the I-30/ 430 interchange daily. During morning and evening rush hour it gets congested.

Here is the proposal:

An additional lane for the southbound 1-430 to westbound I-30 ramp.

New ramps between the I-30 frontage road and I-430.

An additional travel lane on I-430 from Stagecoach Road into the interchange.

The Otter Creek exit will be relocated to the east side of the interchange.

The improvements will start in 1 to 2 years.

All this was in the works before the Bass Pro Shop and outlet mall were approved. For that story, click here. The 60 acre facility has already broken ground off the Otter Creek exit. The highway upgrades will help traffic to the shops. The Bass Pro Shop is expected to be finished by November 2013. The outlet mall will be ready 6 months to a year after that.