As the Connecting Arkansas Program continues to progress, this page will serve as your informational center for the latest meeting announcements, news releases and lane closures. Be sure to visit again soon for updates.

Press Releases

New Lanes Open on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Beginning Friday morning, September 8 at 6:00 a.m., the completed inside lanes for northbound and southbound I-49 between Exits 78 and 83 will be opened to traffic.

Department Seeking Public Input at Hearing about Widening U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville

A Location and Design Public Hearing in Jacksonville to present and discuss the proposed plans to widen U.S. Highway 67 to six lanes

New Lanes Open on Bella Vista Bypass in Benton County

Beginning Wednesday, May 17 at 1:00 p.m., the completed two-lane section will be open to traffic, connecting U.S. Highway 71B to State Highway 72.

Ribbon-Cutting Scheduled This Week to Celebrate Completion Of Bella Vista Bypass

Construction is nearing completion on the 6.4-mile extension of the Bella Vista Bypass and a ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled this week to celebrate.

Public Involvement Results in Changes to Proposed Noise Wall Location

A draft proposal to possibly install noise walls along U.S. Highway 67 in Jacksonville is being modified in response to public input received.

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Public Meetings

Public Hearing: May 25, 2017, Highway 67 (CA0604)

The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

Public Meeting: December 8, 2016, Highway 270 (CA0607 and CA0612)

This will be an "open house" meeting with no formal presentations. The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

Educational Meeting: November 14 & 15, 2016, Bella Vista Bypass Roundabout

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will conduct two educational public meetings on how to navigate the interim modified connector roundabout for Highways 71, 71B, and 549.

Public Meeting: October 18, 2016, Highway 82, (CA0706)

Public involvement meeting to present and discuss the proposed widening of Highway 82 between Airport Drive and Highway 82B in Union County.

Public Involvement - Highway 425 in Ashley County

Public Involvement - Highway 425 in Ashley County, Church of the Redeemer (Fellowship Hall) 2220 Highway 425 South in Hamburg, AR

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Travel Impacts

UPDATE! Rock Blasting Operations to Close Lanes on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland County

Weather permitting, the rock blasting will continue through Tuesday, September 26. During the operations, traffic will be stopped once daily for 10 minutes between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. between Scenic Ridge Road and Summit Ridge Road.

Construction Requires Lane Closures on State Highways 88 and 128 in Garland and Saline Counties

Weather permitting, crews will be performing asphalt work that will alternately close lanes on State Highways 88 and 128.

Work Requires Lane Closures on State Highway 112 in Springdale

One lane of traffic will remain open on State Highway 112 between Carrie Smith Road and West Miller Road as crews lay final pavement.

Rock Blasting Operations to Close Lanes on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland County

Rock blasting operations will require 10-minute closures on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland County. Traffic will be stopped once daily for 10 minutes between Scenic Ridge Road and Summit Ridge Road.

Improvements to U.S. Highway 67 Require Lane Closures in Pulaski & Lonoke Counties

Crews will be working on U.S. Highway 67 and its frontage roads between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot. Lane closures will begin Sunday, September 10, weather permitting.

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