Northwest Arkansas Progress

 

 

A 14-mile two-lane portion of the Bella Vista bypass is under way, partially funded from the 10-year, ½ cent sales tax for highways approved by Arkansas voters on 11/6/12. The Bella Vista bypass is designed to be four lanes It will become a part of I-49 when additional funding is obtained and the other two lanes are built. The new highway tax is also helping to expand I-540 to six lanes between Fayetteville and Bentonville; I-540 will become a part of I-49. 

 

Bella Vista Bypass and connection to Missouri section of I-49


 

Bella Vista Bypass construction photos - December 2014

 

 View west of Highway 72

View West of Lowes

 

View Northwest of Lowes

 


 

Check out these helpful PDFs

 

Letter from Governer Mike Beebe

 

 

 

 

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.



Arkansas road funding proposals would require voter approval

Times Record - Arkansas legislature bills that would provide matching funds for I-49 would require voter approval.



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