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This project contributes to the four-lane widening of Highway 65 between Clinton and Harrison. 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 65 from Dennard to Clinton has been separated into two phases. Job CA0801, Highway 110 to Clinton will be completed in Phase 1. Job CA0803, the remainder of the project from Dennard to Highway 110, has been renumbered as Job 080674, and remains a high priority for the Arkansas Department of Transportation and will be constructed in Phase 2 with state and/or federal highway funds.

Project Updates

Job CA0801 Highway 110 – Clinton
This project widens approximately 8 miles of Highway 65 to four lanes, extending generally from Highway 110 to Clinton in Van Buren County.

  • Construction Overview
    - Widening to 4 travel lanes with a painted center median
    - Box culvert construction
    - Earthwork and drainage
    - Final surface and pavement markings
    - Construction estimated to be complete in late 2021

Construction Progress



  • Recent Construction
    - Excavation and embankment
    - Pipe and drainage installation
  • Bid Opening
    ARDOT opened contractor bids in January 2019 and the Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Bobby Kennedy Construction, awarding the project for $33.98 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0801 Project Map

Job 080674 (previously CA0803) Dennard – Highway 110
This project proposes to widen approximately 4.5 miles of Highway 65 to four lanes, extending generally from Dennard to Highway 110 in Van Buren County. ARDOT has renumbered this project as Job 080674.

View CA0803 Project Map

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


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

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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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