Improvements to Interstate 49 Require  Lane Closures in Benton County

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation
NR 17-355
August 25, 2017

BENTON COUNTY (8-25) – Construction work on Interstate 49 in Bentonville and Rogers requires lane closures on I-49, U.S. Highway 62/State Highway 102, and State Highway 72, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) officials.

Weather permitting; crews will be performing work requiring lane closures Monday, August 28 through Friday, September 29. I-49 entrance and exit ramps at Exit 86 and Exit 88 may be impacted during the closures.

This project (Job CA0902) is part of ArDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program and includes widening 3.5 miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. The work extends from Highway 62/102 to Highway 72 and includes constructing auxiliary lanes from Highway 62/102 toward Southeast Walton Boulevard. More information on this $27.7 million project is available at

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