Bentonville ‘Tip of the CAP’ Event Set for March 9
Celebrating Highway Improvements in Northwest Arkansas
BENTONVILLE | March 6, 2022
The ‘Tip of the CAP’ event in Bentonville will celebrate highway improvements in Northwest Arkansas made possible by the half-cent sales tax revenue dedicated to road and bridge projects.
Arkansas Highway Commission Vice Chairman Philip Taldo and Commissioners Marie Holder and Keith Gibson will join state and local officials for this Northwest Arkansas ‘Tip of the CAP’ event on Thursday, March 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Thaden Fieldhouse, 2205 SW I Street, Bentonville, AR 72712.
In 2012, Arkansas voters approved a constitutional amendment that established a 10-year, half-cent sales tax intended for road and bridge improvements. This resulted in the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). The CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs undertaken by the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
“Thanks to the support of the Arkansas State Legislature, the Governor, and ultimately the approval by Arkansas voters, the last 10 years have generated $1.8 billion, funding 31 projects and 200 miles of roadway and bridge improvements,” explained ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor. “Those projects include some important highway improvements in Northwest Arkansas. We are excited to showcase and to celebrate these projects and the progress that has been made in improving traveler safety and promoting Northwest Arkansas’ job growth and economy.”
Previous ‘Tip of the CAP’ events have taken place in Southern and Northeastern Arkansas. A final ‘Tip of the CAP’ celebration is planned for Central Arkansas later this year.