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Update: Highway Officials Await Proposed Fixes From I-30 Widening Contractor

The $187.3 million project in Saline County is more than 14 months behind its original scheduled completion date. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

David Haak Appointed to State Highway Commission

Haak replaces Robert Moore. His term will expire on Jan. 14. read more >
Construction / Legal

Jury Awards Church $2.59M in Dispute With Highway CommissionLock Icon

Trinity Assembly of God was awarded $2.59M for the value of church property taken for a road construction project in west Little Rock. read more >
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 811 E. Fourth St. in downtown Little Rock
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Hotel Awarded $4.75M After Highway Project Takes SpaceLock Icon

The Arkansas Highway Commission wanted to pay about $325,000 for the property along Interstate 30, but the owners balked at the amount. read more >
A truck emerges from the Bobby Hopper Tunnel, heading south on Interstate 49 near Fayetteville.
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One Man’s Influence (Editorial)

Public service can be the noblest of endeavors, as the life of Bobby Hopper attested. read more >
Evening rush hour traffic moves through the Interstate 30 Crossing construction zone in Little Rock on Nov. 23, 2021
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Infrastructure Deal Finally Gets Done

The windfall is expected to provide $3.6 billion for Arkansas roads and $278 million for bridge repair and replacement. read more >
Chenal Woods in west Little Rock.
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Condo Package Draws $9.7M Transaction (Real Deals)Lock Icon

An affiliate of Chicago’s Adams LaSalle real estate investment firm purchased 45 condos in the Chenal Woods project in west Little Rock. read more >
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NLR LaQuinta Inn Sold for $5.1M (Real Deals)Lock Icon

Jai Om Hospitality LLC of Frisco, Texas, purchased the 99-room hotel at 4311 Warden Road. read more >
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North Little Rock LaQuinta Inn Sold for $5.1MLock Icon

This week’s real estate train is pulling a seven-car load of million-dollar transactions. 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 >
Philip Taldo
Government & Politics / Transportation

Taldo Laughs LastLock Icon

Philip Taldo enjoyed a deep chuckle recalling a conversation he had with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson a few years ago. 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 >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Arkansas Voters Approve Ballot Measures for Highways, Term Limits

Arkansas voters approve permanently extending a half-cent sales tax for highways and loosening term limits for legislators, but rejected efforts to impose new restrictions on ballot initiatives. read more >
Lorie Harris Tudor, director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation
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ArDOT Chief Lorie Harris Tudor Has Paid Her DuesLock Icon

Lorie Harris Tudor, the first woman to head the Arkansas Transportation Department, began work there 39 years ago as an entry-level clerk typist. read more >
Eric Holloway, owner of Holloway Engineering, stands at the northern extension of White Oak Crossing, which will link with the new Maumelle interchange on Interstate 40.
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Maumelle’s New I-40 Interchange Just Weeks from OpeningLock Icon

Completion of a new $14.6 million interchange is about five weeks away from providing Maumelle Boulevard motorists with a long-awaited alternative interstate access. 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 $25 million Cabot North Interchange project will take a lot of traffic off Main Street by redoing the Highway 67/167 interchanges so that drivers can take a loop around the city to connect to Highway 38.
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Road Funding in Arkansas Still Elusive

Gov. Asa Hutchinson sees highway funding as a priority when the state’s next legislative session opens in January. read more >
Architect’s renditions of the proposed Quapaw-run casino for Pine Bluff, tentatively named Saracen Casino Resort, after a historic Quapaw Tribe chief.
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Cherokee, Quapaw Tribes Betting on Casino AmendmentLock Icon

Two Native American tribes triumphed last week when the Arkansas secretary of state’s office said enough signatures had been gathered to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot and let voters decide on legalizing casino gambling. read more >
Thomas Schueck
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Highway Commission Drops Plan for Road Funding Measure This Year

The Arkansas Highway Commission on Tuesday voted to drop an effort to put a road funding plan on the November ballot and instead will try again with a proposal it will advocate to lawmakers next year. read more >
West Little Rock traffic navigates construction of the Big Rock exchange at the intersection of Interstates 430 and 630 in 2013.
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Charting a Course for Road Funding in Arkansas (Erika Gee and Justin Allen Commentary)

Our roads are in need of repair and expansion, but the money necessary to meet these needs isn’t there. Decisions made in the coming months by elected officials, and possibly the voters, will shape the future of our transportation infrastructure for years to come. read more >