Tagged: arkansas highway & transportation department

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.

Broadway Bridge Garners Engineering Award (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department was presented a bridge engineering award for the new Broadway Bridge at the International Bridge Conference in June.

Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban Corridor

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Widening a 6.7-mile section of Interstate 30 that runs through the middle of the state’s largest metropolitan area alone represents a monumental task.

Mayor Bob McCaslin Says Bonds Spent on Bentonville Resources Show Crystal Clear Effects

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Bob McCaslin served two terms as an alderman before being elected to his first term as mayor of Bentonville in November 2006.

You’re Not The Boss of Me (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 7/3/2017 12:00 am

It’s a paradox: Consumers want to be led, yes. But they also want to be in the discussion about the veracity of the product, cause or campaign.

Supreme Court Justices’ Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

Arkansas Highway & Transportation Approves Bids In Northeast Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas State Highway Commission in March approved bids for several road improvement projects throughout northeast Arkansas.

Arkansas Bridges Still Need Improvements

by Marty Cook 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas’ perpetual struggle to repair and replace its aged and ailing bridges is paying small dividends.

Highway Director Scott Bennett Talks 30 Crossing, Money for Roads

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/7/2017 3:50 pm

The Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is keeping its promises and has many irons in the fire, Director Scott Bennett told the Little Rock Rotary Club on Tuesday.

Connecting Arkansas Chief Jerry Holder on The Roads Most Taken

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Some of Jerry Holder’s highest-profile projects are Interstate 540 in northwest Arkansas and the High-Five Interchange in Dallas.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Arkansas Drivers Merge Well with Others in a Roundabout Way

by Marty Cook 10/24/2016 12:00 am

With their record of fewer accidents, the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department says more roundabouts are on the way.

Road Safety Goals Hit A Bump in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, Arkansas released its Strategic Highway Safety Plan, which explained how the state wanted to lower road fatalities to 400 or fewer by the year 2017. While Arkansas has shown improvement, it appears unlikely such an ambitious goal will be realized.

Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The steel pieces floating on barges in the Arkansas River at downtown North Little Rock look like “a giant Erector Set,” but by next summer they are expected to form the basket-handle arches of the new $98.4 million Broadway Bridge.

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.

'A Good Graphic' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago, I opined in this space that our Legislature should just raise the blankety-blank fuel tax to pay for the highway construction and maintenance that Arkansans need and want. Last week, I ranted about the use and misuse of data, including by “the media” (my favorite monolith). This week, thanks to our friends on the editorial page at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, I’m going to pull both of those topics together.

Conway Growth Produces New Airport, Strains Streets And Highways

by Dwain Hebda 5/18/2016 12:00 am

Conway’s rapid growth over nearly 20 years has resulted in a mixed bag of results when it comes to transportation infrastructure.

Arkansas Narrowing I-30 near Fulton for Resurfacing Work

by Associated Press 3/21/2016 8:57 am

Arkansas highway officials will narrow a portion of Interstate 30 in the southwestern corner of the state for the rest of the year so crews can resurface the roadway.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Government

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A government resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned.

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