Western Arkansas Progress

 

 Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department

update on I-49 as of August 2015

 

 


Future I-49 Dedication - Chaffee Crossing, July 14, 2015

 

 

                 

A 6.5-mile section of I-49 was completed in July 2015 through Chaffee Crossing on the east side of Fort Smith. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was there to cut the ribbon, along with several members of the I-49 International Coalition board of directors and regional vice presidents. An estimated 35,000 cars per day will begin driving on this section of Future I-49.

 


 

I-49 Build the Bridge! Campaign

In June, Arkansas Highway Commissioners, AHTD, elected officials and I-49 International Coalition executive Director Gard Wayt gathered in Alma to officially dedicate the newest section of I-49 from Alma, AR north to Bella Vista, AR. View more photos on the Facebook page. 

 

 Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority executive director, Ivy Owen, and I-49 International Coalition executive director, Gard Way, visit before the I-49 dedication ceremony in Alma, AR. Owen also serves on the I-49 International Coalition board of directors.

 

 

 

Check out these helpful PDFs

 

Letter from Governer Mike Beebe

Letter from Senator Bruce Holland

 

 

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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