AR Good Roads Finds Support to Extend Highway Tax Funding

Arkansas voters are leaning toward supporting long-term highway funding, an important step towards building state matching funds for Interstate 49.



Springdale AR businessman named by Gov. Hutchinson to Arkansas Highway Commission (Updated)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has tapped Springdale businessman Philip Taldo for highway commissioner.



Canal Growth Could Tighten Traffic On Arkansas Interstates

AR Good Roads Commissioner Craig Douglass comments on how the Panama Canal opening could impact Arkansas highways and create a greater demand for I-49 completion.



Population projections show Greenwood booming

Population growth in Greenwood, Arkansas, is projected to increase 153% by the year 2040. A new I-49 bridge across the Arkansas River is a significant component of their calculations.



Arkansas Governor calls special highway funding session

Arkansas' governor, Asa Hutchinson, is serious about raising the state's matching funding to build highways, including I-49.

 



Future I-49 Ideal for Nuclear Transporters

Arkansas 549 (future I-49 through Fort Smith, AR) is ideal for nuclear transporters to practice maneuvers



Huge Developments Change I-49 Corridor

Huge developments along the I-49 corridor through northwest Arkansas are bringing new jobs and big investments to the area along with I-49 capacity expansion projects.



MODOT Conference on Transportation

Executive Director Gard Way attended the Missouri Conference on Transportation in January.



Wayt speaks to AR Municipal League

I-49 Executive Director Gard Wayt presented a national update on I-49 to the AR Municipal League on Dec. 3.

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I-49 Colition Meets w AR Gov Hutchinson

The Arkansas delegates of the I-49 International Coalition met with AR Gov. Asa Hutchinson in November to discuss funding for ocmpletion of I-49 through the state.

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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.



Connectivity focus in Alma

The city of Alma, Arkansas has chosen to rebrand itself as the "Crossroads of America" in anticipation of I-49 intersecting I-40 on its doorstep - Times Record



Completion of I-49

Polk County Pulse article on the importance of completion of I-49 through western Arkansas.



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