Construction Requires Traffic Shifts at I-49/US 71 Interchange with Bella Vista Bypass in Bentonville

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 20-213
July 28, 2020

BENTON COUNTY (07-28) – Construction to build the new Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) interchange with U.S. Highway 71 and Interstate 49 in Bentonville requires lane closures and traffic shifts, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will close various lanes and shift traffic within the work zone Friday night, July 31 and Monday night, August 3. During this phase of construction, which begins Tuesday, August 4, drivers should be aware that the roundabout will no longer be in use and to be prepared for new travel patterns:

Crews will use message boards, construction barrels, barriers, and temporary detours during the traffic shift. Watch for warning signs and safety personnel during the work. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone, and watch for slower traffic speeds.

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 ConnectingArkansasProgram.com.

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

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