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

ARDOT Earns America’s Transportation Award For U.S. Highway 70 Improvements

The award is in recognition of the U.S. Highway 70 widening project extending from Interstate 30 westward to Hot Springs.  The project tied for first place in the “Operations Excellence, Medium Project” category.

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.

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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 Traffic Shift on U.S. Highway 412 in Greene and Lawrence Counties

Eastbound and westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 412 will shift to new pavement sections to detour around areas with bridge removal and replacement construction.

Construction of U.S. Highway 71 Interchange for Bella Vista Bypass Requires Temporary Closures of State Highway 549

Construction of the U.S. Highway 71 Interchange for the Bella Vista Bypass will require temporary closures of State Highway 549

Construction on Interstate 30 in Saline County Requires Lane Closures on Highway 70 Ramps

The contractor will relocate barrier walls and performing lane striping on two ramps at Highway 70 and I-30.

Construction Requires Temporary Road Closure of Rodney Parham Road Below Interstate 630 in Little Rock

Detours will direct Rodney Parham Road traffic to University Avenue to bypass the closure

Construction on Interstate 30 in Saline County Requires Overnight Lane Closures

Eastbound and westbound lanes on I-30 will alternately be closed in various locations within the project’s work zone

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