Highway 70: Garland/Saline County > 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.Aug 20 2019

New Lanes to Open on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

Approximately 17.5 miles of newly constructed lanes on U.S. Highway 70 between Benton and Hot Springs are opening to traffic.May 23 2018

UPDATE! New Lanes to Open on U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

Construction is nearing completion to widen U.S. Highway 70 to two travel lanes in each direction with a continuous center turn lane. May 23 2018

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.Feb 23 2017

AHTD Seeking Public Input at Meeting in Hot Springs About Widening U.S. Highway 70

The public is invited to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments. Jan 22 2016

Safety Improvements to U.S. Highway 70 in Garland and Saline Counties

AHTD anticipates that installation of centerline rumble strips on U.S. Highway 70 between Hot Springs and Interstate 30 will be completed this week.  Dec 18 2015

AHTD to Hold Public Involvement Meeting in Lonsdale - March 12

AHTD will hold a public involvement meeting in Lonsdale to present and discuss proposed plans to widen Highway 70 from Highway 128 in Garland County to Interstate 30 in Saline County.Mar 05 2015

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.