Roadblock Removed to Widening Kanis

Roadblock Removed to Widening Kanis
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One obstacle to the widening of Kanis Road in west Little Rock is no more.

Right of way property previously tied up by the 2016 bankruptcy of John Q. Hammons in Springfield, Missouri, has exited court.

An affiliate of Atrium Holding Co., parent company of Atlanta’s Atrium Hospitality, paid $3.6 million for nearly 7.4 acres south of the Embassy Suites developed by Hammons.

Included in that purchase of undeveloped land from the bankruptcy trustee is property at the northeast and northwest corner of Kanis and Embassy Suites Drive needed for right of way.

The estimated cost to widen Kanis from two lanes to five lanes between Shackleford and Bowman roads and to three lanes between Bowman and Gamble Road: $12 million.