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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. Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227 is expected to be completed in Phase 1. The remainder of the project from the Ouachita River to Fleetwood Drive remains a high priority for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department and will be constructed in Phase 2 as funding becomes available.

Project Updates

Job CA0607 Fleetwood Drive – Highway 227
This project widens approximately 1.75 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 Progress



  • 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 $22.6million. 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 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.

View CA0612 Project Map

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


CAP News What is the Connecting Arkansas Program?

Through a voter-approved constitutional amendment, the people of Arkansas passed a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to improve highway and infrastructure projects.

CAP Projects Which Projects Are Being Funded By This program?

Thirty-six projects in 19 corridors across Arkansas are included in the CAP, which improves transportation connections to the four corners of Arkansas.

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A collection of some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Connecting Arkansas Program and the projects funded by the 10-year, half-cent sales tax.