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State Highway Commission, Seeing Progress on I-30 Widening, Holds Off on Default Action Against Contractor

Johnson Bros. Corp. has increased work hours on the Saline County project by 160% in an effort to meet its latest deadline. 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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Court: 2020 Sales Tax Can Fund Little Rock Highway Project

Arkansas Supreme Court justices reversed a lower court's ruling that had blocked the state from using the funds for the $1 billion overhaul of the I-30 corridor. 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Jerry Holder, director of transportation for Garver LLC of North Little Rock
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Connecting Arkansas Chief Jerry Holder on The Roads Most Taken

Some of Jerry Holder’s highest-profile projects are Interstate 540 in northwest Arkansas and the High-Five Interchange in Dallas. read more >
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Canal Growth Could Tighten Traffic on Arkansas Interstates (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

June was a big month for commercial transportation and its benefits to consumers. On June 29, the Interstate Highway System turned 60. And on June 26, the expansion of the Panama Canal was completed, more than doubling the ship-board container capacity of the canal, which was built in 1914. read more >
A potential expansion of Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock would affect businesses and properties along the Sixth Street corridor.
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I-30 Changes Worry East Little Rock Property Owners

The unknown changes wrought by a future improvement of Interstate 30 have downtown Little Rock players concerned. read more >
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Metroplan: I-30 Construction Plan Would Only Move Congestion

The plan to widen Interstate 30 in Little Rock would push congestion and bottlenecking to new areas unless other roadways are widened, leaders at Metroplan said Wednesday. read more >
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Yellow Light (Editorial)

People who don’t want more of Little Rock to be devoted to roadway are trying to force suburbanites back into the city. No, the suburbanites just want to pave over Little Rock so they can get the heck out of Dodge. There is tension there. read more >
Sixty-five years after construction began on Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock, a new proposal for the freeway is causing concern.
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Central Arkansas Planners Think I-30 Proposal Costly, Inefficient

The state Highway Department’s $450 million plan to widen Interstate 30, a project that includes replacing the Arkansas River Bridge, is generating hand-wringing from area planners. 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 >
Tommy Hodges, developer of Little Rock’s Gateway Town Center and Otter Creek neighborhood, has endured the ups and downs wrought by a generation of real estate drama. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
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Otter Creek Mall Development Decades in the Making

Once upon a time, the current site of the Gateway Town Center and Bass Pro developments was slated to be part of a grand 1.1 million-SF regional mall development. The fabled Otter Creek Mall never achieved escape velocity from its drawing board concept unveiled on April Fool’s Day in 1980. read more >
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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 >
Randy McNulty

2012 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame: Randy McNulty

Southern Pavers, Inc., founded by Randy McNulty, was a general highway contractor specializing in bridges, and in particular, rehabilitation and stage construction of structures over and on the interstate highways. His company completed many of the bridges between Little Rock and Benton in connection with the rebuilding of Interstate 30. read more >