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 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.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Calhoun County (CA0702)

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

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

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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

Construction Requires Lane Closures on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland County

Eastbound and westbound traffic will alternately be closed, beginning at County Road 369 and continuing west for a quarter mile.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Crews will be installing overhead sign structures on I-49. Northbound and southbound lanes will alternately be closed between U.S. Highway 62/102 (Exit 86) and Central Avenue/State Highway 72 (Exit 88).

Construction Requires Lane Closures on U.S. Highway 62/State Highway 102 in Bentonville

Eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 62/102 will alternately be closed between Phyllis Street and Southeast Eagle Way to allow for pavement and overpass construction.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on State Highway 72 in Bentonville

Crews will be laying asphalt pavement on State Highway 72, which will require eastbound and westbound lanes to alternately be closed between McCollum Drive and McClain Road.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Crews will be performing asphalt mill and inlay operations on I-49. Northbound and southbound lanes will alternately be closed between U.S. Highway 62/102 (Exit 86) and Central Avenue/State Highway 72 (Exit 88).

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