I-49 from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is open!
Look how far we've come!
The I-49 North Extension from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is more than half complete, with the remainder under contract or construction except for an interchange at I-220 in Shreveport. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 4/12/13 to begin construction on the 10th of 11 segments of I-49 between Shreveport and Arkansas. By the end of 2013, several of these segments will be open to traffic between Shreveport and the Arkansas border! The interchange at I-220 will be going to bid in December of this year, with an estimated completion time of three years. The Inner-City Connector through Shreveport will take longer to complete, with the I-220 Bypass serving as the Alternate I-49 route until then.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on a recent AR House resolution delivered to federal officials
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.
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.
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