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

 

 

Bella Vista Bypass project cost rises by $7 million

A $5.4 million interchange project on Interstate 49 in Fayetteville won’t be ready as previously planned, and money from the project will be diverted to other highway projects in the state. Also, Missouri plans to add $7 million to the budget for its portion of the Bella Vista Bypass, which will become a part of I-49 when it is completed.



AR Highway Commission Schedules Series of Regional Public Meetings to Educate Public on Funding Option

The Arkansas Highway Commission has scheduled a series of regional public meetings in the first quarter of 2020.

 

 



Arkansas governor makes clear: Road-fix tax tops '20 list

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that his top 2020 campaign priority is winning voter approval for a proposed constitutional amendment to make permanent the state's half-percent sales tax for highways and roads, and his attention won't be diverted from that goal.



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