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Transportation Department Appoints New Public Information Officer

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

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

Governor, Wal-Mart Exec to Speak at Arkansas Good Roads Meeting

by Mark Carter 6/9/2015 10:16 am

Hutchinson is expected to give an update on the recently appointed Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding, as well as an overview on the economic development incentives passed in the recently concluded special legislative session.

#ARWX: Officials Say Storm Damage Less Than Expected

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 7:20 am

Arkansas safety and transportation officials on Monday said the fallout from sleet and snow wasn't as bad as officials feared after temperatures dropped more than 40 degrees in two days.

OJ's, Razorclean Kick Up Dirt After Losing Bid Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/7/2014 12:00 am

Losing a bid in February to clean the headquarters of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department to Madre Hill's Razorclean Maids spurred O.J.'s Service Two owner Charles Hinson to launch his own investigation into his cleaning rival.

Top 20 Arkansas Highway Projects Survive Fiscal Cliff as AHTD Pares Down Roster

by George Waldon 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Contracts totaling $100.4 million recently were awarded for 70 highway improvement projects around Arkansas. The dollar total could’ve topped $160 million if it weren’t for the looming shadow of the Fiscal Cliff.

Records: 156 Arkansas Bridges 'Structurally Deficient'

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/15/2013 5:15 pm

Twenty state-owned bridges that carry more than 10,000 vehicles daily are among 156 in Arkansas that inspectors consider structurally deficient and at risk for a catastrophe should a key component fail, according to records.

UPDATE: I-30, Clinton Pedestrian Bridges Pass State Inspections After Barge Incident

by Associated Press 8/26/2013 4:23 pm

The state highway department says two bridges across the Arkansas River that were struck by loose barges over the weekend have passed another inspection.