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.



I-49 backers praise House measure

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on a recent AR House resolution delivered to federal officials



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.



Arkansas House Passes Resolution Supporting Completion of I-49

Arkansas state representatives are joining together to send a message to complete I-49.



LaFayette Civic Leaders Launch New I-49 Connector Coalition

A diverse group of pastors, elected officials and civic leaders announced January 23 a new coalition to support completing the Interstate 49 connector "the right way," which they touted as important for revitalization of neglected areas as well as economic development of the entire region.



Bella Vista bypass a priority for Missouri

Missouri Department of Transportation officials said finishing a missing portion of the Bella Vista Bypass is their top priority -- they just need $32.2 million to do the four-lane section between Pineville, Mo., and the state line.



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Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee



Governor Appoints Keith Gibson to Highway Commission

Fort Smith native Keith Gibson has been appointed as an Arkansas Highway Commissioner by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He is the first person from western Arkansas to serve on the commission in decades.



Northwest Arkansas to receive $25 million BUILD grant for I-49 Bella Vista bypass

Northwest Arkansas will receive a $25 million federal grant to build a 4.81-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri and to complete the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri connector, or the Bella Vista bypass.



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