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

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Pulaski County (CA0608)

This project widens Interstate 630 between Baptist Hospital and University Avenue. Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. of Tulsa, OK was awarded the contract.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Calhoun County (CA0703)

The purpose of this project is to widen 7.1 miles of State Highway 167 starting at State Highway   274 and continuing northward.

New Lanes Open on Monette Bypass in Craighead County

More than three miles of newly constructed lanes on the Monette Bypass (State Highway 18) in Craighead County will be opened to traffic.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Boone County (CA0906)

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Boone County.

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.

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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

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

Construction work to widen U.S. Highway 67 between Jacksonville and Cabot requires multiple lane closures according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Improvements to U.S. Highway 70 Require Traffic Shift in Garland County

Westbound lanes on U.S. Highway 70 will be shifted onto the new Cedar Creek Bridge.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Rogers

Northbound Interstate 49 will be reduced to one open lane for rehabilitation work on the bridge over New Hope Road (Exit 83).

Construction Requires Daytime Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

The outside lanes of northbound and southbound I-49 will alternately be closed during daylight hours between mile markers 77 and 79 in Springdale and Lowell.

Improvements to U.S. Highway 67 Require Lane Closures in Pulaski County

The northbound lane on T.P. White Drive between Madden Road and Northeastern Avenue will be closed.

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