Effective Jan. 1, 2017, the Arkansas State Police Drivers License testing station at Arkansas State Police Headquarters in Fort Smith, will begin operating under a new testing schedule.

The schedule is designed to facilitate quicker service to the public, while complying with extended administrative processing procedures.

The changes taking effect Jan. 1 include:

* All road tests will be given Monday through Friday from 8 to 11:30 a.m., only

* All written tests will be given Monday through Friday from 1 to 4:30, only.

In addition to the those changes, the Arkansas State Police will be providing regional drivers license testing at outlying locations, including on Mondays and Thursdays in Paris.

Field locations will adhere to the same testing protocols as indicated above, except the testing times for the satellite locations are: 9 to 11:30 a.m. for road tests and 1-4 p.m. for written test.