Decision Finalized on Noise Barriers in Jacksonville

Information Release
Arkansas Department of  Transportation 
NR 20-154
June 2, 2020

PULASKI COUNTY (6-2) – A single noise barrier from Redmond Road to the Main Street exit ramp will be built on the east side of Highway 67 in Jacksonville, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. 

The noise barrier—approved as part of the completed project to widen Highway 67 between Redmond Road and Main Street—will be constructed with the proposed project to widen Highway 67 between Main Street and Vandenberg Boulevard. Construction to widen this section is estimated to begin in 2022.

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 held a neighborhood meeting on February 8, 2020 to take neighborhood input on the additional barriers. The four locations included areas along the east side of Highway 67 between Gregory Street and West Main Street and along the west side between North James Street and Braden Street and between north of Evans Drive and North 1st Street.

The construction project to widen Highway 67 to six lanes between Main Street and Vandenburg Boulevard in Jacksonville (Job CA0604) is part of ARDOT’s Connecting Arkansas Program. More information on these projects and the entire program is available at

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