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

 

 

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.



$25M grant to help fund I-49 construction

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $25 million to complete the work of the AR/MO connector.



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.



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