LITTLE ROCK LAKE -- A portion of Benton County Road 2 near Little Rock Lake will be closed for construction beginning next month.

Benton County officials say the roadwork project is intended to coincide with a drawdown of the lake.

The half-mile-long construction zone will begin a quarter of a mile west of the Little Rock Lake bridge. The construction will add wider, paved shoulders and more gradual sloping.

The construction is expected to take six and a half weeks to finish. Drivers will be rerouted to Highway 25 by way of Benton County Road 12.

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