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Old 08-10-2016, 06:18 PM   #1
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I haven't been on this segment across Arkansas in about 20 years and was wondering about the road surface condition east and westbound. I had read in the past it was in bad shape an would beat a rig up pretty badly.

I am concerned about the specific current condition of this road. Are current conditions rough with bad pavement or is an alternative route warranted???

Thanks for anything you can share with recent specific experience.
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We took that route last fall, can't say it was any better or any worse than other interstates. Remember, summertime is prime road repair and construction time. Press on and be patient in any construction zones you may encounter.

You can go on the various state DOT sites for specific road conditions.
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I haven't been on this segment across Arkansas in about 20 years and was wondering about the road surface condition east and westbound. I had read in the past it was in bad shape an would beat a rig up pretty badly.

I am concerned about the specific current condition of this road. Are current conditions rough with bad pavement or is an alternative route warranted???

Thanks for anything you can share with recent specific experience.
I was just on this route in June returning from Tampa. It is a lot of slab concrete and is fatiguing to run on. I don't think it is so bad as to bother the coach than any other highway for the most part. One thing I can say is somewhere after forrest city and before Brinkley the whole darn interstate was closed. There where no detour signs or warnings of any kind. It was a huge mess and people where on the highway in extreme heat for hours. Of course it could all be gone by now but I would recommend a call to the Arkansas DOT and see if there are any interstate closures or severe delays. I would not want o be caught in that again, there were no exits for about 20+ miles in this area and if your in it you are stuck.

Good luck..... I-40 thru OKC is much improved tho until you get to the west side of OKC.... LOL
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