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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

North Little Rock, Ark. – With heavy rainfall in Arkansas expected to last into Thursday, it is important to remember a few flood safety facts. Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Nearly half of all flood fatalities are vehicle-related according to the National Weather Service.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) urges people to learn the dangers of driving into flooded roadways because drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater. Roads weaken under floodwater and drivers should proceed cautiously after waters have receded, since the road may collapse under the weight of the vehicle.

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

RED Zones are Arkansas highway projects that have significantly reduced capacity that can lead to travel delays. Find them under the Know the RED Zones icon at www.ArkansasHighways.com.

Motorists are encouraged to Know the RED Zones and plan trips accordingly. Drivers can help reduce congestion through these areas by considering alternate routes or changing their time of travel.

Truckers can find information for weight restricted bridges and highways on alternate routes under the RED Zones icon.

Whether you drive through the RED Zones or opt to use an alternate route, follow the tips below.

RED Zone Travel Tips

Dove Freedom Fund to host 20th Banquet

Dove Freedom Fund to host 20th Banquet

From a release sent to Today's THV:

 

Greetings!

Save the date and mark your calendar now for Friday, October 7, 2011!  This is the date for the 20th Annual Dove Freedom Fund Banquet.

Sponsored by  the Pine Bluff Branch NAACP, this year's event will feature as keynote speaker The Honorable Rodney E.

Olive, Harding intersection to be resurfaced

Olive, Harding intersection to be resurfaced

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will begin a project to resurface the driving surfaces at the intersection of Olive St. and Harding Ave. (Hwy. 63B) in Pine Bluff beginning on Monday, August 1.

Work will consist of milling selected areas of the existing pavement to remove rough surfaces and the placement of an asphalt concrete hot mix surface course material.  The work is anticipated to be complete in approximately one week, weather permitting.

Traffic in each direction will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 am until approximately 7 pm.  All lanes will be reopened to traffic at the end of each day.  The public should expect to encounter flagging operations and short delays at the intersection.

For more information contact District 2 Headquarters at 870-534-1612 during business hours.

Stop speeding before it stops you

 Stop speeding before it stops you

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 13,000 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes during 2005.

NHTSA considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense, or if the responding officer indicates that the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time or was exceeding the posted speed limit.  In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes nationally.

“Even one life lost to speeding is one too many,” said Lt.

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2011 Arkansas State Highway Map is now available from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.

The maps may be obtained at no charge from any of the Highway Department’s District Headquarters and at all Arkansas Welcome Centers.  They are also available at the AHTD Central Office at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, by phone at 501-569-2444 or online at www.arkansashighways.com.  To request one by mail, the address is AHTD, Map Sales Section, P.O.

Ouachita County road update

Ouachita County road update

According to a Tweet from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Highway 7 North in Ouachita county is re-opened as of 3 pm Monday.