Our greatest challenge continues to be construction funding:

  • For the completion of the Bella Vista Bypass in Northwest AR

  • For a bridge over the Arkansas River between Van Buren and Barling, AR

  • For the 150-mile segment between Fort Smith and Texarkana, AR

  • For I-49 South (the Coastal Connection, also known as America’s Energy Corridor) from

  • New Orleans to Lafayette, LA. This conversion of US 90 to I-49 will provide an additional hurricane evacuation route for the Louisiana gulf coast, as well as enhancing economic development for the Port of New Orleans and other ports and cities along the route.


 

 

I-49 backers praise House measure

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



I-49 Missing Link in Fort Smith Region

I49 Coalition executive director Gard Ways recently told Western AR Planning and Development District board members that finishing a 13.7-mile stretch between I-40 and Highway 22 of I-49 in Fort Smith is a high priority for its members.



Legislature says I-49 vital to western Arkansas prosperity

The completion of Interstate 49 in western Arkansas will be vital to creating economic prosperity according to an Arkansas House of Representative resolution delivered to federal government officials.



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