Tagged: arkansas highway commission

The Influencers: Tom Schueck of Lexicon Inc.

by George Waldon 8/21/2017 12:00 am

After building Schueck Steel into a family of companies under the Lexicon corporate banner, Tom Schueck has developed a secondary career of sorts.

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study.

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

by Marty Cook 6/19/2017 12:00 am

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs.

Arkansas Panel Votes to Take Highway Funding Plan to Voters

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/7/2017 3:44 pm

The Arkansas Highway Commission has decided to seek a ballot measure to increase money for state roads next year after lawmakers refused to send voters a proposal that would have raised $200 million a year.

Arkansas Panel Weighs Roads Ballot Measure for '18 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/5/2017 7:15 am

An effort to raise millions for Arkansas' underfunded highways failed in the Legislature this year after facing heavy opposition from conservatives. Now the panel overseeing the state's highways has to decide whether to try putting a road funding program before voters next year.

No Splitting Hairs Over Philip Taldo's Choice of Venue for Highway Oath

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Philip Taldo is a Springdale man through and through so it shouldn’t have surprised anyone he took the Arkansas Highway Commission oath of office in a downtown barbershop.

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/1/2016 12:00 am

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It’s a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding.

Highway Panel Approves Bids for Arkansas Road Projects

by Associated Press 10/22/2015 9:23 am

The Arkansas Highway Commission has approved bids on multiple projects in the state, including a $16 million plan to widen U.S. 167 in northeast Arkansas.

Highway Commission Chooses Massman Construction for Broadway Bridge Project

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 3:54 pm

Arkansas Highway Commission accepts the $98.4 million bid from Massman Construction Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, to replace the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Cable Barrier Bids for I-40 in Arkansas Opened

by Associated Press 3/5/2013 7:29 am

The Arkansas Highway Commission has awarded a $6.1 million bid to a Michigan company for installation of a cable barrier along 42 miles of Interstate 40.

Former Speaker Robert Moore Named to Highway Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/17/2013 10:32 am

Gov. Mike Beebe has named former Arkansas House Speaker Robert Moore to a 10-year term on the Arkansas Highway Commission. Moore, 68 and a Democrat from Arkansas City, replaces commission Chairman R. Madison Murphy, whose 10-year term is expiring.

Better Roads Benefit Arkansas Consumers (Craig Douglass Commentary)

by Craig Douglass 1/7/2013 12:00 am

The recent voter approval of short-term highway projects in Arkansas is building roads that will lead to more jobs, a better economy and consumer benefits, including reduced cost for the transportation of goods and services, making for more predictable pricing at retail.

2012 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame: Randy McNulty

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2012 12:00 am

Southern Pavers, Inc., founded by Randy McNulty, was a general highway contractor specializing in bridges, and in particular, rehabilitation and stage construction of structures over and on the interstate highways. His company completed many of the bridges between Little Rock and Benton in connection with the rebuilding of Interstate 30.

Get a Taste of Arkansas-Owned Presqu'ile Winery

by Karen Martin 7/27/2010 4:00 pm

Presqu’ile Winery on the central California coast brings together two generations of the Murphy family from El Dorado to craft limited-production wines.

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