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

Overview

This project contributes to the four-lane widening of Highway 82 between El Dorado and Texarkana. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

The proposed project to widen Highway 82 from Highway 98 to Highway 79 in Columbia County has been separated into two phases. County Road 27 to Highway 79 is expected to be completed in Phase 1. The remainder of the project from Highway 98 to County Road 27 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 CA0705 County Road 27 – Highway 79
This project proposes to widen approximately 5.5 miles of Highway 82 to four lanes, extending generally from County Road 27 to Highway 79 in Columbia County.

Updates:

  • A public involvement meeting was held February 11, 2016 to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 82 from County Road 27 to Highway 79 in Columbia County. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.
  • The project has received environmental clearance, and environmental staff are working with regulatory agencies to obtain the needed environmental permits to construct the project.
  • Engineers are preparing roadway and bridge designs.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0705 Project Map

Job CA0708 Highway 98 – County Road 27
This project proposes to widen 3.5 miles of Highway 82 to four lanes, extending generally from Highway 98 to County Road 27 in Columbia County.

View CA0708 Project Map

Job CA0706 Airport Drive – Highway 82B
This project proposes to widen approximately 6 miles of Highway 82 to four lanes, extending generally from Airport Drive to Highway 82B in El Dorado.

Updates:

  • The project has received environmental clearance, and environmental staff are working with regulatory agencies to obtain the needed environmental permits to construct the project.
  • A public involvement meeting was held March 3, 2016 to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 82 from Airport Drive to Highway 82B in El Dorado. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here. A second public involvement meeting was held October 18, 2016. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.
  • Engineers are preparing roadway and bridge designs.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0706 Project Map

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

 

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