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

Decision Finalized on Noise Barriers in Jacksonville

Proposed noise barriers at four additional locations in Jacksonville—11 different options—did not receive the necessary public support and will not be constructed.

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. 

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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 Lane Closures on Interstate 49 at Bella Vista Bypass in Bentonville

Construction to build the new Highway 549 (Bella Vista Bypass) interchange with Highway 71 and Interstate 49 in Bentonville requires lane closures on I-49 beginning Monday, December 7.

Work on Interstate 30 Requires Lane Closures in Little Rock

Crews performing work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock will require lane closures beginning December 7.

Construction Requires Overnight Lane Closures on Interstate 30 in Saline County

Ongoing work to widen the Interstate will result in lane closures to be periodically utilized throughout December.

Construction Requires Lane Closures on Interstate 49 at Bella Vista Bypass in Bentonville

Crews will alternately close the inside and outside lanes of southbound I-49 just south of the Bella Vista Bypass interchange beginning Monday, November 30.

Work on Interstate 30 Requires Lane Closures and New Traffic Patterns in Little Rock and North Little Rock

Crews performing work along the Interstate 30 corridor in Little Rock and North Little Rock will require lane closures and new traffic patterns beginning November 30.

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