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30 Crossing

Rendering for 50 West 66th Street in New York. Construction is backed in large part by an $800 million loan from Bank OZK.
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A Few of My Favorite Things (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Some overlooked but important Arkansas Business stories from the preceding year. read more >
Joe Denton and Justin Zachary, lawyers at Denton & Zachary of Little Rock, were awarded $18 million in attorneys’ fees last year. The award is on appeal.
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State Supreme Court Rules Against Attorneys in $18M Fee Case

Attorneys Joe Denton and Justin Zachary said they fear the decision will “formally discourage other Arkansans from challenging the state." read more >
An aerial photo illustration showing changes to Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock. The area in green will become a park.
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Big Ideas for Downtown (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas’ most expensive highway construction project presents a valuable opportunity to showcase the capital city in an exciting way. But it will be up to local business and political leaders to seize the moment. read more >
30 Crossing is in full swing on the Little Rock side of the river. Much of the ground equipment for the $1.1 billion effort came from Riggs Caterpillar.
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I-30 Crossing Project Stays in High Gear Despite CriticismLock Icon

Arkansas' costliest road project ever barrels ahead on $1.1B journey. read more >
An aerial photo illustration showing changes to Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock. The area in green will become a park.
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Ideas Sought for New Green Space in Downtown Little Rock

The 20-acre space is being cleared as part of the state's project to widen and reconstruct Interstate 30. read more >
Grady Harvell,  president of  W&W/AFCO Steel in Little Rock
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W&W/AFCO Steel Feeds U.S. ConstructionLock Icon

The foundation of W&W/AFCO Steel’s Arkansas division is a 112-year track record of pre-engineered and custom fabrication. read more >
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‘Cost to Cure’ Backs $8M Buy From Democrat-GazetteLock Icon

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette gets $8 million in a right-of-way acquisition deal as the Arkansas Department of Transportation begins work on its $1 billion 30 Crossing project in metro Little Rock. read more >
Lorie Tudor, director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, says I-30 Crossing work in Little Rock will continue.
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ArDOT Wins Long-Term Cash, Plots New I-30 Funding PathLock Icon

The Arkansas Supreme Court may have handed the Arkansas Department of Transportation a loss in October, but the agency isn’t licking any wounds. read more >
The Arkansas State Highway Commission is seeking about 8,300 SF of land from the property on which a new Holiday Inn Express, the blue building on the left, is being built.
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Highway Commission Locks In on Former Marina, East Village PropertyLock Icon

Future and current roadwork projects in Little Rock generated some real estate action by the Arkansas State Highway Commission. read more >
The 114-room AC Hotel Little Rock Downtown at 201 W. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock.
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New Hotels Chase Room Revenue Growth

The pulse of the Little Rock-North Little Rock hotel market is beating stronger than those of many hospitality markets around the nation, according to data compiled by a leading industry observer. read more >
Frank Scott Jr., mayor of Little Rock
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Mayor Frank Scott Speaks After 8 Months: Successes, Struggles and the Message

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and his spokeswoman, Stephanie Jackson, sat down for an hourlong interview Aug. 30 at City Hall. read more >
The 30 Crossing project has been more than three years in the making. Ben Browning, design-build project director at the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department: “The whole process has been good.”
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Epic I-30 Makeover Gearing to Go Through LR-NLR Urban CorridorLock Icon

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. read more >
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Video: Here’s How I-30 Would Look After Widening

The project has been branded the "30 Crossing" and would entail replacing the bridge over the Arkansas River and widening the stretch of I-30 from the Interstate 530 junction in southeast Little Rock to the Highway 67 junction in North Little Rock. read more >