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An rendering of the proposed Great River Bridge, which would carry Interstate 69 traffic across the Mississippi River near Arkansas City (Desha County). 
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Delta Still Waits for I-69 ‘Game Changer’Lock Icon

Delta boosters envision the construction of a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 69 opening up the fertile but economically depressed region to more business development. read more >
John Edwards, economic development director of the Helena Harbor: “We’ve overcome what I call the most serious infrastructure challenges that we’ve faced.”
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Helena Harbor Gets Back On Track

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor in 2015 attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson. But behind the scenes, trouble loomed for the Phillips County harbor. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

National Waterways Conference Set for Little Rock in 2015

The National Waterways Conference will take place in Little Rock next year. read more >
Business Services / Transportation

Update: Bruce Oakley Buys Johnston’s Port 33 in Oklahoma

Bruce Oakley Inc., the $1 billion revenue transportation company headquartered in North Little Rock, strikes a deal to buy the largest private terminal operator on the Arkansas River in Oklahoma. read more >
Energy / Transportation

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

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