Desha County roadwork to require lane closures

Highway improvements will require a lane closure in Desha County starting Monday as crews construct asphalt shoulders on Highway 1 between Back Gate and Watson.

The work will reduce traffic to one lane in the construction area, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials said.

Lane closures will be Monday, April 21 through Thursday, May 8. The closures will only occur Mondays through Thursdays between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers, cones, and warning signs.

Motorists should use caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Details: Visit or or follow on Twitter @AHTD.