Our greatest challenge continues to be construction funding:

  • For the completion of the Bella Vista Bypass in Northwest AR

  • For a bridge over the Arkansas River between Van Buren and Barling, AR

  • For the 150-mile segment between Fort Smith and Texarkana, AR

  • For I-49 South (the Coastal Connection, also known as America’s Energy Corridor) from

  • New Orleans to Lafayette, LA. This conversion of US 90 to I-49 will provide an additional hurricane evacuation route for the Louisiana gulf coast, as well as enhancing economic development for the Port of New Orleans and other ports and cities along the route.


 

 

NWA planners apply for BUILD grant to pay for I-49 gap between AR/MO

The NW AR Regional Planning Commission has once again applied for federal funding to complete a 4.8-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri to the state line. The segment is the only portion of the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri Connector, or the Bella Vista Bypass, that doesn’t have the needed funding identified to complete the project.



AR residents give input in Barling to ArDOT on I-49 project

Fort Smith, AR-area residents had the opportunity to learn more about a proposed I-49 project Thursday during an ArDOT public involvement meeting to discuss 13.7-mile project between AR Hwy. 22 in Sebastian County to the Interstates 40/49 interchange in Crawford County.



ArDOT Public Meeting Documents

Forms and information circulated during the ARDOT public meeting last week for the section of I-49 connecting Barling and Alma can be found on their website. Surveys must be submitted by May 11, 2018.



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