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Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

Arkansas drivers urged to use IDriveArkansas.com for travel information

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHTD) - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday.

Extensive highway improvements are underway in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in your holiday travel, AHTD has been working hard to open as many lanes as possible.

Still, with many ongoing improvements, travelers will likely face work zones and possible delays due to an increased volume of traffic.

Drivers are urged to plan ahead by visiting IDriveArkansas.com for the latest travel information. The new website includes live traffic flow, weather information, and details on construction zones.  Travelers can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.

Drivers needed for Disabled American Veterans

Drivers needed for Disabled American Veterans

UNDATED (KTHV) - Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is looking for volunteers to drive our nation's Veterans to and from medical appointments.

Volunteers would be able to ensure that Veterans living remotley from a VA hosptial will not go without treatment. This is a much needed service.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, visit: http://on.kthv.com/HV9GqX

For more information on DAV, Visit: http://on.kthv.com/19qSpfh

AHTD recommends alternate route

AHTD recommends alternate route

This map was sent to Today's THV by the state highway department.

AHTD holds public meeting in Russellville

AHTD holds public meeting in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Location and Design Public Hearing in Russellville to discuss plans for improvements to Highways 124 and 326, according to AHTD officials.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, August 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, 3345 SR 124, in Russellville.

Plans call for widening Highways 124 and 326 (Weir Road) in Russellville, extending from Crow Mountain Road southward to Hob Nob Road. 

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

Know the 'RED Zones' in your area

RED Zones are Arkansas highway projects that have significantly reduced capacity that can lead to travel delays. Find them under the Know the RED Zones icon at www.ArkansasHighways.com.

Motorists are encouraged to Know the RED Zones and plan trips accordingly. Drivers can help reduce congestion through these areas by considering alternate routes or changing their time of travel.

Truckers can find information for weight restricted bridges and highways on alternate routes under the RED Zones icon.

Whether you drive through the RED Zones or opt to use an alternate route, follow the tips below.

RED Zone Travel Tips

ATHD hosts public meeting

ATHD hosts public meeting

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement Meeting in Russellville to discuss plans for improvements to Highway 326, according to AHTD officials.

The proposed project will widen approximately one-half mile of Weir Road (Highway 326) in Russellville either on existing location or new location. The project will extend from Highway 124 southward to Hob Nob Road.         

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 26, from 4 - 7 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, 3345 Highway 124, in Russellville. 

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.