TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime Lane Closures, Traffic Delays on SB I-49/Route 71 Near MM 5.8 Jan. 19 & 20

Where: I-49/U.S. Route 71 near mile marker 5.8 at Pineville in McDonald County


  • 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Wednesday, January 19 to Thursday, January 20
  • 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Thursday, January 20 to Friday, January 21

What: Contractor crews installing crash cushion where southbound I-49 and Route 71 split

Traffic Impacts:

  • Southbound Route 71 right lane and southbound I-49 left lane CLOSED where crews are working
  • Electronic message boards will alert drivers approaching the work zone
  • Drivers urged to find alternate routes. No signed detour planned.

This work was originally scheduled for November 2021, but supply issues postponed the work until now.

Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule. 


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