HIGHWAY 7 TEMPORARILY CLOSED SOUTH OF PELSOR
LITTLE ROCK (9-4)
A section of Highway 7, in
The area of damage to the highway is located just south of Pelsor.
The same location suffered slope damage in March of this year when
flooding left damaged highways in 32 counties.
Crouse Construction Company of
“Work crews at this location on Highway 7 had traffic restricted to one
lane and were beginning repair work from the damage suffered earlier this year
when this week’s rain caused some cracking to the lane we had open,” stated
Scott Mullis, AHTD District Eight Engineer.
“Because of the potential instability of the roadway, we decided to
close the highway to through traffic.”
A detour route has been established to the east of Highway 7 that is
routing traffic onto Highways 16 and 27, between Pelsor and
“It has yet to be determined how long it will take crews to make
repairs to the highway,” added Mullis.