Construction Requires Lane Closures on Bella Vista Bypass in Bentonville

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 20-105
April 2, 2020

BENTON COUNTY (04-02) – Construction to build the new Bella Vista Bypass interchange with U.S. Highway 71 in Bentonville requires overnight lane closures, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will be performing paving and striping operations at the State Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) roundabout from Sunday, April 5 to Saturday, April 11 to allow for continued construction. Crews will be using flagging operations, signage, and police enforcement to alternately close various lanes on roads connecting with the roundabout, including the northbound ramp to Highway 549, northbound and southbound North Walton Boulevard, and northbound I-49 during overnight hours.

Watch for warning signs and safety personnel during the work. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone.

This project (Job CA0903) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes constructing approximately 2.8 miles of roadway with bridge structures on U.S. Highway 549, including a new Bella Vista Bypass interchange with U.S. Highway 71 in Bentonville. More information on this $66.6 million project is available at

Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at or You can also follow us on Twitter @myARDOT.

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