Improvements to Martha Mitchell Expressway to require lane closures in PB

Improvements to U.S. Highway 65 (Martha Mitchell Expressway) will require closing lanes in Pine Bluff, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Crews will install mast arms for a new traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 65 and University Avenue. The work will require intermittently closing northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 65. Traffic will only be stopped for a maximum of 15 minutes.

The closures will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, weather permitting. 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.