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

 

 

ArDOT: I-49 extension from Alma to Barling ‘not viable’ as toll road

In a recent Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting in Fort Smith, Andrew Brewer, assistant division engineer for ARDOT, said a tolled 14-mile extension was deemed “not viable” based on projected costs and revenue. Federal funding will be needed. 



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.



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