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Slideshow: As Broadway Bridge Rises, Drivers Plot New Route

by Sarah Campbell 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.

Short-Term Nightmare Nears End for Arkansas Highways

by Marty Cook 12/7/2015 12:00 am

The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act — or FAST Act — authorizes $305 billion in funding for the next five years.

Trucking Associations Happy Transportation Bill Had Plenty of Room To Pass

by Marty Cook 11/9/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. House of Representatives approved on Thursday a six-year, $339 billion highway transportation bill by a 363-64 vote. The Arkansas Trucking Association applauds the move.

Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

by Mark Friedman 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The state Highway Department’s $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners.

Cautious Optimism for Rebuilding Broadway Bridge

by Austin DuVall 8/17/2015 12:00 am

Motorists who regularly drive downtown may dread next year’s replacement of the Broadway Bridge, but Little Rock and transit officials don’t expect the $98.4 million project to cause many problems for area businesses.

Work Begins to Fix Pig Trail After Slide

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

The clock is ticking for workers to complete emergency repairs by Halloween and reopen to traffic on the famed Pig Trail Scenic Byway in northwest Arkansas.

Jonesboro Building $1.2M Roundabout

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The bid for the project was opened last week, and it appeared Seagraves Construction Inc. of Maynard was the low bidder with a $1.2 million bid, according to Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department spokesman Danny Straessle.

Transportation Department Appoints New Public Information Officer

by Alexis Crowe 6/19/2015 3:09 pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has named Danny Straessle the new public information officer.

First Section of Bella Vista Bypass to Open

by Associated Press 4/21/2014 3:32 pm

Highway officials say the first section of the long-awaited Bella Vista Bypass will open to traffic in northern Arkansas this week.

$31.4M Bridge Project Set for Jackson County

by Mark Friedman 11/18/2013 12:00 am

The job involves reconstructing one mile of Highway 367 and building a two-lane White River bridge at Newport, according to a news release from the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department.