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 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.



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