Construction Requires Lane Closures at Bella Vista Bypass Interchange in Bentonville

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 21-386
November 24, 2021

BENTON COUNTY (11-24) –  Construction to build the new Interstate 49 (Bella Vista Bypass) interchange with Highway 71 in Bentonville requires various lane closures at the interchange.

Weather permitting, crews will close various lanes at the I-49/Hwy. 71 interchange to improve existing asphalt pavement. Alternating lane closures will impact roadways connected with the interchange, including Hwy. 71/Walton Boulevard, Bella Vista Bypass, and I-49 ramps during overnight hours Monday, November 29 through Friday, December 10.

Traffic will be controlled by signage, construction barrels, and police. Watch for warning signs and safety personnel. 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 Interstate 49, 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 @IDriveArkansas for traffic and @myARDOT for everything else.


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