Southwest Arkansas Progress

 

 

A ribbon cutting was held on April 30th to open the Eastern Loop around Texarkana from Hwy. 549 to US 71 North (future I-49). The Doddridge Connection (4.4 miles extending Hwy. 549 from Doddridge to the Louisiana border) is funded and under construction, to be completed late 2014. This will connect I-20 in Shreveport to I-30 in Texarkana. Hwy. 549 will then be renamed I-49!


 

Check out these helpful PDFs

 

I-49 Texarkana Chamber Support Letter

Letter from Governer Mike Beebe

 

 

Gov. Hutchinson: Poll shows voters moved by highway tax’s statewide benefit

Speaking to the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Annual Meeting, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said that 68.6% of respondents in an Oct. 9th poll of 800 likely state voters said that the message that generates the most support for a proposed half-cent sales tax extension is that it would affect highways in all four corners of the state, 



Governor says internal polling suggests support for highway proposal

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said internal polling he’s conducted shows strong support for passage of the half-cent sales tax for Arkansas highways.



Gov. Hutchinson kicks off highway funding campaign

With less than a year until the November 2020 election, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and stakeholders for better roads officially launched their campaign for Issue 1, a permanent extension of a half-cent sales tax that is set to expire in 2022.



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