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

Construction Begins on Interstate 30 in Saline County

The project to widen Interstate 30 in Saline County—the single-largest contract ever awarded by the Arkansas Highway Commission—is scheduled to begin construction Tuesday, May 7.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid  for Improvements in Van Buren County (CA0801)

The purpose of this project is to widen approximately 8 miles of U.S. Highway 65 to four lanes. The improvements extend from Clinton northward to State Highway 110.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid  for Improvements in Greene & Lawrence County (CA1003)

The purpose of this project is to widen approximately 14.3 miles of U.S. Highway 412 to four lanes between U.S. Highway 67 and State Highway 141, west of Paragould. 

Arkansas State Highway Commission Approves Selection of 30 Crossing Design-Builder

The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved selection of Kiewit-Massman Constructors to provide design and construction of the 30 Crossing project upon the successful conclusion of an optimization and refinement period.

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Saline County (CA0601)

The purpose of this project is to widen 5.4 miles of Interstate 30 to six lanes, reconstruct three interchanges, and replace five bridge structures between U.S. Highway 70 and Sevier Street in Benton.

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Public Meetings

30 Crossing Public Hearing: July 12, 2018

The public hearing will present the proposed preferred alternative, the 6-Lane with Collector/Distributor (C/D) Lanes with Split Diamond Interchange (SDI) at the Highway 10 interchange.

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.

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Travel Impacts

Construction Requires Overnight Lane Closures on Interstate 630 in Little Rock

Construction to widen Interstate 630 requires overnight lane closures in Little Rock, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Construction work on Interstate 49 in Bentonville and Rogers requires nighttime lane closures, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

Construction on Interstate 30 in Saline County Requires Overnight Lane Closures

Eastbound and westbound I-30 will alternately close lanes in various areas between Sevier Street/South Street (Exit 116) and the U.S. Hwy. 70 interchange (Exit 111) for pavement striping, barrier wall placement and pavement operations.

Construction Requires Lane Closures on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

Eastbound lanes in multiple areas will be closed within a work zone beginning approximately 1.5 miles west of the Highway 70 Rest Area in Garland County to a half mile west of Woodard Road in Saline County.

Construction Requires Lane Closures on U.S. Highway 412 in Greene County

Traffic will be reduced to one open lane between Greene County Road 204 and Greene County Road 332. Eastbound and westbound lanes will alternately be closed for asphalt overlay operations.

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