Improvements to Interstate 530 require exit ramp closure in PB

Improvements to Interstate 530 will require closing an exit ramp in Pine Bluff, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Crews will be repairing pavement on Exit 44 (Arkansas Highway 530/Monticello exit) on Interstate 530 northbound. Drivers will be detoured to exit 43 (U.S. 63) where they can return southbound on I-530 and take exit 44.

The exit ramp closure will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, weather permitting. This work had been scheduled for Wednesday, but was delayed because of a scheduling conflict by the contractor. Traffic will be controlled using barrels and warning signs.

Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or You can also follow them on Twitter @AHTD.