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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.May 16 2017

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.May 08 2017

Department Conducting Educational Public Meeting Concerning the Bella Vista Interim Modified Connector

The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits and ask questions.Oct 31 2016

Rock Blasting Operations on West Side of Peach Orchard Road in Benton County

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will perform rock blasting operations on the west side of Peach Orchard Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work.Jan 20 2015

Overnight Traffic Control on Peach Orchard Road on Benton County For Haul Vehicles

AHTD has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will be hauling excess excavation material from the McKissic Creek area in Benton County to a waste site across Peach Orchard Road. Oct 24 2014

AHTD to Hold Public Informational Meeting in Bentonville

AHTD will conduct a public informational meeting concerning the Bella Vista Bypass interim modified connector that will be constructed at Highway 71 and Highway 71B.Oct 17 2014

Rock Blasting Operations to Continue on West Side Of McKissic Creek Road In Benton County

AHTD has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will begin rock blasting operations on the west side of McKissic Creek Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work. Oct 14 2014

Rock Blasting Operations to Begin on West Side of Mckissic Creek Road in Benton County

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction contractor Kolb Grading will begin rock blasting operations on the west side of McKissic Creek Road in Benton County as part of the Bella Vista Bypass construction work.Aug 13 2014

Construction of Bella Vista Bypass Requires Faux Road Closure in Benton County

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced that construction of the Bella Vista Bypass requires the closure of Faux Road (County Road 453) between Highway 72 and Deer Drive in Benton County.Aug 08 2014

Permanent Road Closure on McMillan Road in Benton County

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has announced a permanent closure of McMillan Road between Punkin Hollow Road and Howland Road in Benton County. The closure is scheduled to begin Aug. 7.Aug 04 2014

Arkansas Highway Commission Approves Bid for Improvements in Benton County (CA0904)

The purpose of the project is to construct 6.3 miles of two lane roadway with ramps and overpasses for Highway 71 (Bella Vista Bypass). Mar 05 2014

Bids Opened For Bella Vista Section

Bids were opened today by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) on the first project under the new Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP), according to AHTD Director Scott Bennett. Kolb Grading, of Weldon Spring, Missouri, is the apparent low bidder at $52,725.640.98 to construct that first job which is for the next phase of the Bella Vista Bypass.Feb 26 2014

Next Bella Vista Contract to be Awarded

The voter-approved Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP) will make another historic mark on Wednesday, February 26, when bids are opened for the first project under the new state highway program.Feb 18 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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