1 Travel Impacts(s)
 
 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)

Projects

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

Construction Progress

82%
Percentage is based on the contractor’s charged days.

Updates:

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

78%
Percentage is based on the contractor’s charged days.

Updates:

  • Construction
    Spring Creek bridge widening is complete. Median barrier wall installation is ongoing but near completion.

    Grading and base work remain from Highway 412 to Elm Springs. Median lane asphalt widening has been placed from south of Elm Springs to approximately the Spring Creek bridges. Final surfacing and mill/inlay of the existing roadways has been completed on approximately 4,500 feet of this section north of Elm Springs. Temporary barrier rail will be removed and final surfacing placed between the Elm Spring interchange ramps in August. Work is being coordinated with the Elm Springs overpass reconstruction project. Sections of the existing Elms Springs ramps at Exit 73 will also be milled and resurfaced in the near future.
  • Travel Impacts
    Various lane closures will be in place during night operations. Elm Springs ramps will be temporary closed at night to allow resurfacing. Motorists should be aware of truck traffic entering and leaving the highway for the numerous activities occurring within the median area.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department 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 widens approximately 5.1 miles of Interstate 49 to six lanes, extending generally from Highway 264 in Lowell to Hew Hope Road in Rogers.

Construction Progress

7%
Percentage is based on the contractor’s charged days.

Updates:

  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department 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

5%
Percentage is based on the contractor’s charged days.

Updates:

  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department 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.

 

Travel Impacts

Temporary Detours for Pedestrian/Biking Trails Near Interstate 49 in Rogers

From Sep 12 2016 to Nov 13 2016

Visit IDriveArkansas.com for up to date traffic information and travel conditions.

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