Arkansas State Police now offer driver's license testing three days a week in Mayflower.

The new testing schedule, conducted by Troop A, went into effect Jan. 1 and will remain a permanent testing location.

ASP spokesman Bill Sadler said opening the new testing site was a necessity due to the growing number of tests taken in Faulkner County.

"Opening an 'out run' testing site is based on a number [of] factors, including staff availability, a suitable location and having an applicant base that serves a large area and population," he said.

With the new location, testing is now available in Faulkner County five days a week.

Testing is offered at the Faulkner County Library on 1900 Tyler St. on Mondays and Tuesdays and at Mayflower City Hall on 2 Ashmore Dr. on Wednesday through Friday. Testing will be closed for court hearings in Mayflower one Wednesday each month.

Written exams are held from 8 to 10 a.m. with skills testing continuing through 11 a.m.

Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland said he is excited for the new testing opportunities offered in the city.

"It's gives a little more convenience to those in the area," he said. "It gives them more opportunity. I'm very excited."

Typically, Mayflower City Hall is closed Fridays. Holland said this will not affect the new testing schedule.

"We have secured the building so that they can access the courtroom when we're not there," he said. "This is just great for the whole community. It's something that's positive and can help everyone out."

Sadler said testing times and numbers are subject to change based on the number of available examiners and numbers of those wishing to test. He also said testing will be closed on state-observed holidays.