Work on the Bella Vista Bypass Interchange Requires Partial Closure of the Wishing Springs Trail in Bentonville

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 20-214
July 28, 2020

BENTON COUNTY (7-28) – Construction to build the new Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) interchange with U.S. Highway 71 and Interstate 49 in Bentonville requires a partial closure of the Wishing Springs Trail, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Weather permitting, crews will close a section of the Wishing Springs Trail within the work zone beginning Monday, August 3, 2020. The trail will be closed southeast of the existing Bella Vista Bypass roundabout to the northbound Highway 71 on-ramp. The closure will be in place throughout the project’s construction. See the attached map for further information.

Trail Closure Map

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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