This project proposes to enhance one of the most traveled roads in Arkansas. When complete, the improvements will enhance the transportation connection through central Arkansas, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.
Draft Environmental Assessment
Progress continues in preparing the draft Environmental Assessment. The following documents will be included in this report and will be made available for public review prior to the next public hearing. A public hearing is currently anticipated for late 2017 or early 2018.
Draft Interchange Justification Report (IJR)
Modifications to entrance and exit ramps throughout the corridor are proposed as part of the 30 Crossing project. To address these changes, an Interchange Justification Report is being prepared to justify the new or revised access points on the interstate. This report includes information on conceptual design, traffic results, safety analysis, and signing plan. This report is currently in progress.
In May, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) issued notice that it was seeking Statements of Qualifications from firms desiring to design and construct the project. The SOQs were due at the end of June, and AHTD is currently reviewing the submittals. A short list of firms is expected in September with a Request for Proposals issued in early 2018.
Long-Range Plan Amendment
In June, after a public comment period, the Metroplan Board of Directors approved an amendment to its long-range transportation plan, Imagine Central Arkansas. The amendment modified the project’s improvement type to include "capacity improvements." Later this year, the Metroplan board will vote on amending the project in its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in order to match the amendment made to Imagine Central Arkansas.
Public Meeting - April 26, 2016
A 30 Crossing public meeting was held Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock. The meeting began with a presentation followed by an “open house” where the public could view maps and exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments about the proposed project. All the materials from the public meeting (videos, boards, handouts, presentation) are available to view and download by clicking here.
An electronic comment form is available by clicking here.
See the 3D simulations here.
Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.
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