Safety improvements planned for U.S. 167

Safety improvements are under way on U.S. 167 near Sheridan, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

State Sen. Bobby Pierce of Sheridan asked the AHTD to review this area after hearing concerns from residents in the area.

“Drivers were worried about how slick the highway would become after heavy rains and the Highway Department is responding to those concerns,” Pierce said.

Monday, AHTD crews used a milling procedure to increase friction on the roadway surface.

The area was about four miles north of Sheridan from just north of Circle Court Road to just north of Robertson Road. That’s the equivalent of about one mile. AHTD will continue to monitor the area during heavy rainfall to ensure the highway meets or exceeds safety standards.

As a reminder, motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Details: and on Twitter @AHTD.