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 1 Press Release(s)
  1 Meeting Notification(s)


These projects contribute to the widening of Highway 270 from Hot Springs westward. When complete, the additional lanes will increase capacity and improve traveler safety.

The proposed project to widen Highway 270 from Highway 227 to the Ouachita River in Garland County has been separated into two phases. Job CA0607 from Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227 will be completed in Phase 1. Job CA0612, the remainder of the project from the Ouachita River to Fleetwood Drive, has been renumbered as Job 061737, and will be constructed in Phase 2 with state and/or federal highway funds.

Project Updates

Job CA0607 Fleetwood Drive – Highway 227
This project widens approximately 1.5 miles of Highway 270 to five lanes and bike lanes, extending generally from Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227 in Garland County.

  • Construction Overview
    - Widening to 5 lanes with bike lanes
    - Constructing curb and gutter, and sidewalks
    - Constructing storm sewer and box culverts
    - Reconstructed interchange at Hwy. 270/Hwy. 227
    - Traffic signals on Hwy. 270 at Crystal Hill Rd. and Hwy. 227
    - Construction is estimated to be in complete in late 2023

Construction Progress



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Weather permitting, crews will be closing lanes and relocating traffic in areas along Highway 270 and at its connections with Crystal Hill Road and Highway 227. This work will occur between Monday, May 16 and Thursday, June 30, 2022. Lanes will be closed at various times during this phase of construction and crews will work to re-open lanes whenever possible at the end of each day. Drivers within the construction zone should allow additional time due to the following construction activities.
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May 16, 2022Jun 30, 2022
The temporary closure of Macy Boulevard at its connection with Highway 227 (Mountain Pine Road) previously scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 18 and continue through the end of March has been postponed until further notice.
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Jan 07, 2022
  • Recent and Upcoming Construction
    - Clearing and grubbing
    - Excavation
    - Compacted embankment
    - Placing pipe culverts and drop inlets
  • Bid Opening
    ARDOT opened contractor bids in April 2021, and the Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by McGeorge Contracting Company, awarding the project for $22.6 million. Construction is estimated to take more than two years to complete.
  • Public Meeting
    A public involvement meeting was held December 8, 2016 to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 270. The flyer, map handout, and comment form can be downloaded here.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0607 Project Map

Job 061737 (previously CA0612) Ouachita River – Fleetwood Drive
This project proposes to widen approximately 2 miles of Highway 270 to five lanes, extending generally from the Ouachita River to Fleetwood Drive in Garland County. ARDOT has renumbered this job as Job 061737.

View CA0612 Project Map

Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.


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