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This project contributes to the four-lane widening of Highway 412 between Walnut Ridge and Paragould. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Project Updates

Job CA1003 Highway 67 – Highway 141
This project proposes to widen approximately 14.5 miles of Highway 412 to four lanes, extending generally from Highway 67 in Lawrence County to Highway 141 in Greene County. This project includes a proposed southern bypass of the Light community.


  • Right-of-way activities are complete along the project corridor.
  • The project has received environmental clearance, and the needed environmental permits have been obtained to construct the project.
  • Engineers have completed roadway and bridge designs.
  • Utilities are performing relocation work.
  • A public involvement meeting was held April 28, 2015 in Light to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 412, including a southern bypass of the community of Light. Click for additional information.
  • Following a review of potential impacts to the community of Light, as well as comments received from a public meeting April 17, 2014 to discuss the project, the South Bypass Alternative has been identified as the best alternative. The South Bypass alignment has a lower potential for community and cultural resources impacts.
  • A public involvement meeting was held on April 17, 2014 in Light to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 412. A bypass of the Light community was presented as one of the alternatives.

Preliminary Schedule:

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


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