These projects are part of the Bella Vista Bypass corridor that will connect in the future with Interstate 49 in McDonald County, Missouri. When complete, the bypass will provide direct access to businesses and community residents to the south and west of Bella Vista, improve transportation connectivity in northwest Arkansas, and improve safety.
Job CA0903 Highway 71 Interchange
This project constructs approximately 2.8 miles of highway with bridge structures and includes a new Bella Vista Bypass interchange with Highway 71 in Bentonville. The construction schedule will be coordinated with the Missouri Department of Transportation's timeline to construct its section of the bypass.
|Weather permitting, crews will close various lanes at the I-49/Hwy. 71/Hwy. 549 interchange. Various and alternating lane closures will impact roadways connected with the interchange, including Hwy. 71/Walton Boulevard, Hwy. 549/Bella Vista Bypass, and I-49 during overnight hours Sunday night, October 10 through Friday night, October 22. |
|Oct 10, 2021||Oct 22, 2021|
|Construction to build the new Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) interchange with Highway 71 and Interstate 49 in Bentonville requires a temporary ramp closure at the interchange beginning Saturday, August 21. |
|Aug 21, 2021|
|Highway 71 southbound traffic in Bentonville will begin using a newly constructed entrance ramp to Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) on Wednesday. |
|Jul 21, 2021|
|During this phase of construction, which begins Tuesday, August 4, drivers should be aware that the roundabout will no longer be in use and to be prepared for new travel patterns. |
|Jul 31, 2020|
|Crews will close a section of the Wishing Springs Trail within the work zone |
|Aug 03, 2020|
Job CA0904 Highway 71B – Highway 72 South
This project constructed approximately 6.4 miles of the Bella Vista Bypass, extending generally from Highway 71B in Benton County to Highway 72 South. The project involves the initial two lanes of a four-lane facility and a roundabout at Highway 71B.
Job CA0905 County Road 34 – Missouri State Line
This project constructed approximately 2.5 miles of the four-lane Bella Vista Bypass, extending generally from County Road 34 in Benton County to the Missouri state line. The construction schedule was coordinated with the Missouri Department of Transportation's timeline to construct its section of the bypass.
Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.
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