HOT SPRINGS – Related to the Majestic Hotel fire, the Hot Springs Police Department is now allowing northbound vehicular traffic on Central Avenue to travel throughout most of the downtown area. Motorists will be able to turn left onto Whittington Avenue, travel throughout Whittington Avenue, and return to Central Avenue by turning right off of Whittington Avenue and traveling southbound. Northbound motorists will not be able to turn right from Central Avenue onto Park Avenue.
Heavy trucks and non-emergency vehicular traffic are continuing to be diverted away from Park Avenue at the Park/Gulpha Gorge Road intersection. Those with essential business are being allowed to travel Park Avenue up to the 200 block.