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Main Little Rock Air Force Base roads construction begins

The base undergoes road construction annually to ensure safety and prevent driving hazards. CMSgt Williams Drive and Arnold Drive will be receiving an upgrade throughout the next few months. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Crystal Abbot)

The base undergoes road construction annually to ensure safety and prevent driving hazards. CMSgt Williams Drive and Arnold Drive will be receiving an upgrade throughout the next few months. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Crystal Abbot)

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. --

The base undergoes road construction annually to ensure safety and prevent driving hazards. CMSgt Williams Drive and Arnold Drive will be receiving an upgrade throughout the next few months.

"We're trying to ensure the flow of traffic remains normal, but be prepared for any delays during construction," said John Smith, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron project management chief.

CMSgt Williams Drive (June 5)

The improvements will be in five phases to minimize disrupting traffic flow. Information on the following phases will become available as the changes progress.

The first phase of construction on CMSgt Williams Drive will block off the parking lots of Bldg. 310 and 314. Parking will be available across the street near Bldg. 200.

Thomas Avenue will be available as an alternate route.

Entry and exit onto Avenue A east will be one lane to Bldg. 210 and 216.

The first phase is projected to be completed Sept. 3, 2017, but dates are subject to change due to weather and possible unforeseen site conditions.

Arnold Drive (June 12)

Construction on Arnold Drive will close all lanes between Sixth Street and the Child Development Center, Bldg. 1990. However, the CDC will be accessible from CMSgt Williams Drive.

The initial maintenance on Arnold Drive is projected to finish Aug. 14, 2017.

"This is normal infrastructure improvement to maintain the roads," said Mike Boyle, 19th CES engineering shop flight chief. "Regular upkeep helps prevent potholes and other problems from occurring to keep base personnel safe."