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 3 Press Release(s)
 

Overview

These projects contribute to the six-lane widening of Interstate 49 (formerly I-540) between Fayetteville and Bentonville. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Project Photos

September 2015: Fine Grading and Compacting. (CA0401)
February 2016: Clear Creek Span. (CA0401)
February 2016: Compacting Asphalt. (CA0401)
May 2016: Compacting Asphalt Base Course. (CA0401)
November 2015: Excavating Rock at Spring Creek. (CA1101)
May 2016: Concrete Deck. Spring Street Bridge. (CA1101)
November 2015: Hwy 412
Janurary 2016: Puppy Creek
February 2016: Mainlane excavation near Spring Creek St, looking east towards I-49
July 2016: Bridge Substructure for ramp at I-49/Hwy 412 Bypass Interchange, looking west towards Puppy Creek
August 2016: Ramp over I-49
August 2016: Bridge over Hwy 412 Bypass
October 2016: Bridge Substructure for ramp at I-49/Hwy 412 Bypass Interchange, looking east towards I-49
November 2016: Bridge Superstructure for ramp at I-49/Hwy 412 Bypass Interchange

Project Updates

Job CA0401 Highway 71B – Highway 412
This project widened approximately 3.85 miles of Interstate 49 to six lanes, extending generally from Highway 71B in Johnson to Highway 412 in Springdale.

Construction Progress

100%

Updates:

  • Construction Overview
    I-49 widened to 6 lanes
    Clear Creek bridges
    Johnson Mill Boulevard bridges
    Highway 412 bridges
    The new lanes opened to traffic in November 2016.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) in June 2015. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by APAC-Central and awarded the project for $28.3 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0401 Project Map

Job CA1101 Highway 412 – Wagon Wheel Road
This project widens approximately 3.4 miles of Interstate 49 to six lanes, generally extending from Highway 412 to Wagon Wheel Road in Springdale.

Construction Progress

100%

Updates:

  • Construction Overview
    I-49 widened to 6 lanes
    Spring Creek bridges
    The new lanes opened to traffic in November 2016.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) in September 2015. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by APAC-Central and awarded the project for $21.65 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA1101 Project Map

Job CA0901 Highway 264 – New Hope Road
This project widened approximately 5.1 miles of Interstate 49 to six lanes, extending generally from Highway 264 in Lowell to New Hope Road in Rogers.

Construction Progress

99%

Updates:

  • Construction
    The project was substantially complete in July 2017.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) in June 2016. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by APAC-Central and awarded the project for $38.7 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0901 Project Map

Job CA0902 Highway 62/102 – Highway 72
This project widens approximately 3.4 miles of Interstate 49 to six lanes, extending generally from Highway 62/102 to Highway 72 in Bentonville, and constructing auxiliary lanes from Highway 62/102 to Southeast Walton Boulevard.

Construction Progress

82%

Updates:

  • Construction
    Recent work includes pipe installation, pavement, and bridge deck and steel work.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) in June 2016. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Crossland Construction and awarded the project for $27.7 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA0902 Project Map

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

 

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