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

 

 

NWA planners to apply for federal grant to complete I-49 AR/MO gap

The NWA Regional Planning Commission intends to apply for $32.4 million from the $1.5 billion Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program to finish I-49 at the Arkansas-Missouri border.



Connectivity focus in Alma

The city of Alma, Arkansas has chosen to rebrand itself as the "Crossroads of America" in anticipation of I-49 intersecting I-40 on its doorstep - Times Record



Completion of I-49

Polk County Pulse article on the importance of completion of I-49 through western Arkansas.



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