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

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.

AHTD to Hold News Conference Concerning U.S. Highway 70 Construction Project

The news conference will be held at the front gate of Magic Springs Theme and Water Park on Friday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m.

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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 Require Lane Closures on Interstate 49 in Benton County

Beginning Monday night, July 24, crews will remove the barrier wall along the northbound outside lane in Springdale and Lowell.

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

Continuing Sunday night, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. through Saturday evening, July 29 at 5:00 p.m., lane closures will be in effect on T.P. White Drive and John Harden Drive adjacent to U.S. Highway 67

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

Continuing Sunday evening, July 23, crews will be working within the U.S. Highway 67 median between Vandenberg Boulevard in Jacksonville and State Highway 5 in Cabot.

Improvements to U.S. Highway 70 Require Lane Closures in Saline County

Beginning Tuesday morning, July 18, crews will perform asphalt paving on Highway 70. The eastbound and westbound lanes will alternately be closed between State Highway 88 and 10 Mile Road.

Improvements Require Lane Closures on State Highway 72 in Bentonville

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, crews will be laying pavement, which will require eastbound and westbound lanes of Highway 72 to alternately be closed between McCollum Drive and Beau Terre Drive.

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CAP News What is the Connecting Arkansas Program?

Through a voter-approved constitutional amendment, the people of Arkansas passed a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to improve highway and infrastructure projects.

CAP Projects Which Projects Are Being Funded By This program?

Thirty-six projects in 19 corridors across Arkansas are included in the CAP, which improves transportation connections to the four corners of Arkansas.

CAP Frequently Asked Questons Visit the FAQ Section For More Answers!

A collection of some of the most frequently asked questions concerning the Connecting Arkansas Program and the projects funded by the 10-year, half-cent sales tax.