This project completed the five-lane widening of Highway 70 between Hot Springs and Interstate 30 in Benton. The additional lanes enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.
Job CA0610 Hot Springs – Interstate 30
This project widened approximately 18 miles of Highway 70 to five lanes, extending generally from Hot Springs in Garland County to Interstate 30 in Saline County.
This road-widening project was designed under two jobs, CA0606 Hot Springs - Highway 128 and 061377 Highway 128 - Interstate 30.
Construction Overview - Performed clearing and grubbing - Widened to five lanes - Performed full pavement reconstruction - Reconstructed Cedar Creek bridge - Reconstructed Ten Mile Creek West bridge - Reconstructed Ten Mile Creek bridge - Reconstructed Caney Creek bridge - Installed traffic signal at State Highway 128 - Placed final surface and installed permanent pavement markings - Construction was substantially complete and lanes opened to traffic in June 2018
Bid Opening Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) opened bids in December 2016. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by McGeorge Contracting and awarded the project for $78.5 million.
(CA0606) A public involvement meeting was held January 28, 2016 in Hot Springs to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 70 from Hot Springs to Highway 128 in Garland County. A flier, comment form, and map can be downloaded here.
(061377) A public involvement meeting was held on March 12, 2015 in Lonsdale to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen Highway 70 from Highway 128 in Garland County to I-30 in Saline County. A flier, comment form, and map are available here.