NWA planners apply for BUILD grant to pay for I-49 gap between AR/MO

The NW AR Regional Planning Commission has once again applied for federal funding to complete a 4.8-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri to the state line. The segment is the only portion of the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri Connector, or the Bella Vista Bypass, that doesn’t have the needed funding identified to complete the project.



AR residents give input in Barling to ArDOT on I-49 project

Fort Smith, AR-area residents had the opportunity to learn more about a proposed I-49 project Thursday during an ArDOT public involvement meeting to discuss 13.7-mile project between AR Hwy. 22 in Sebastian County to the Interstates 40/49 interchange in Crawford County.



ArDOT Public Meeting Documents

Forms and information circulated during the ARDOT public meeting last week for the section of I-49 connecting Barling and Alma can be found on their website. Surveys must be submitted by May 11, 2018.



ArDOT ‘dusts off’ $600 million future I-49 Barling to Alma stretch

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration have cooperated on an environmental re-evaluation and redefined conceptual alignment for a new section of Interstate 49 approximately 13.7 connecting Sebastian County and Crawford Counties at Interstate 40.



I-49 Public Input Meeting Scheduled in Fort Smith, AR Area

A public input meeting regarding planning for the section of I-49 between Chaffee Crossing and Alma will be held in Barling, Arkansas on Thursday, April 26. 



I-49 Coalition letter to US Transportation Secretary Chao

I-49 Coalition letter to US Transp. Sec. Dir. Chao



NWA planners to apply for federal grant to complete I-49 AR/MO gap

The NWA Regional Planning Commission intends to apply for $32.4 million from the $1.5 billion Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program to finish I-49 at the Arkansas-Missouri border.



Connectivity focus in Alma

The city of Alma, Arkansas has chosen to rebrand itself as the "Crossroads of America" in anticipation of I-49 intersecting I-40 on its doorstep - Times Record



Completion of I-49

Polk County Pulse article on the importance of completion of I-49 through western Arkansas.



I-49 backers praise House measure

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on a recent AR House resolution delivered to federal officials



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April 22, 2013

April 22, 2013 - Chairman Curt Green presented an I-49 summary update to US House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Arkansas Congressman Tim Griffin in Little Rock.



April 12, 2013

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development invitation to groundbreaking ceremony.



December 12, 2012

A Change in Status to I-49. I-49: Missouri's Newest Interstate Highway.



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