Kingsland roadwork to begin Aug. 13


Resurface work will cause lane closures on Highways 97 and 189 in Kingsland between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 14, weather permitting.

Traffic will be controlled using flaggers and warning signs, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said.

The work on Highway 97 will extend west from Highway 79 to School Street. The work on Highway 189 will extend east from Highway 79 to School Street. The work will reduce traffic to one lane.

Crews will be applying Bituminous Surface Treatment (Liquid Asphalt and Crushed Stone) to seal cracks and provide a durable wearing surface utilizing local materials. It usually takes from four to eight days from the time the material is placed until the loose material is swept off the roadway.

Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling on a highway that is undergoing this treatment because the crushed stone can cause glass breakage if kicked up by a vehicle traveling too fast for conditions.

Details: Visit IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com or Twitter @AHTD.