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U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 
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Crawford Vows Hard Eye On Infrastructure Funds

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas wants to make sure bureaucrats don’t muddle up the works when it comes to infrastructure funding. 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 >
A fracture in the Interstate 40 bridge connecting Arkansas and Memphis. The fracture led to the closure of the bridge for several months in 2021. 
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Report: I-40 Bridge’s Crack Likely Dates Back to 1970s

A weld fracture initially was not visible by conventional inspection and was not caught by an ultrasonic inspection in 1982. read more >
Socially distanced players enjoying the gaming at Southland this month.
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I-40 Bridge Closing Blocked Southland CasinoLock Icon

The three-and-a-half-month closing of the Hernando de Soto Bridge this year was costly for Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, just 8 miles from the span that crosses the Mississippi River. 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 >
J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reported $2.91 billion in quarterly revenue on July 19.
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Arkansas Transport Companies Hauling In Revenue

Things are going well for the state’s publicly traded transportation companies, and not just because the Interstate 40 bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Memphis and West Memphis finally reopened. read more >
The Interstate 40 bridge linking Tennessee and Arkansas at Memphis has been closed since a crack in the span was found on May 11.
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I-40 Bridge Linking Arkansas, Tennessee Fully Reopens

The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee fully reopened Monday ahead of schedule following repairs to a crack that had shut down the span since early May. read more >
A view of the Hernando de Soto Bridge carrying I-40 from Arkansas into Tennessee, as seen from the Bass Pro Lookout atop the Memphis Pyramid.
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I-40 Bridge Nightmare Nearing End, With Luck

No official has given a hard date for when the six-lane Interstate 40 bridge across the Mississippi River will reopen for traffic, but it is beginning to look like the end of July is a good bet. read more >
Steve Frisbee, assistant chief engineer of operations, and Michael Hill, heavy bridge maintenance engineer, both of the Arkansas Department of Transportation
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ArDOT Engineers Review Troubled Bridge Over Water

Steve Frisbee and Michael Hill, engineers with ArDOT, say the fix of the I-40 bridge at Memphis will be a long-term repair. read more >
Construction crews can be seen on the Hernando de Soto Bridge between Memphis and West Memphis in the above photograph stills taken from cameras operated by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on the left and from the Tennessee Department of Transportation on the right.
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West Memphis Adjusting to Bridge Closure

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon says his town of approximately 25,000 has “probably” lost about $1.5 million in tax revenue. read more >
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Memphis Bridge Waves Red Flag for Infrastructure

The shutdown of the Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River and the subsequent logistical nightmare are shining a light on an age-old problem. America’s infrastructure is old. read more >
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ATA: I-40 Closure Could Cost Trucking $2.4M A Day

The closure of the Hernando de Soto Bridge connecting Arkansas and Tennessee on Interstate 40 could cost the trucking industry more than $2.4 million a day, the Arkansas Trucking Association said Friday. read more >
The new North Little Rock Justice Center at North Poplar Street and Interstate 40 is headed for a September opening.
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New North Little Rock Justice Center Gets Roadside Home

North Little Rock's $30 million police and courts building, scheduled for a September completion, is seen as a roadside advertisement for the city. 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 >
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 >
Westbound traffic passes a speed limit sign on Interstate 40 outside West Memphis.
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75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

A law allowing the Arkansas Highway Commission to raise the highway speed limit to 75 mph went into effect Aug. 1, but the actual raising of any speed limits will have to wait until the Department of Transportation and its engineers complete an updated traffic study. read more >
The city of Conway's borders already extend south of the southern interchange being constructed on Interstate 40. However, its borders on the interstate itself stop just short of Lake Conway's northern shore.
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Development Paused at Interchange as Conway Mulls Annexation

Although the Conway Corridor project was first touted as a way to encourage more retail and office development, Conway city planners are exploring options that would allow them to limit development along the new corridor. read more >

Improved Roads in Carlisle Still Reach City’s Heart (Quality of Life | Winner, Fewer than 5,000)

A new highway provides benefits for both residents and visitors. Residents see less traffic on their city streets and their families are safer. Visitors enjoy getting from point A to point B a little faster. It’s one example of why Carlisle was selected as the winner of the 2013 Arkansas Business City of Distinction Quality of Life category for cities with a population fewer than 5,000. read more >
Conway’s new airport is under construction on an 180-acre site in the Lollie Bottoms in the city’s southwest corner. When complete in 2014, the $25 million project will feature a 5,500-foot runway located in an area that can accommodate neighboring aviation.

Public Projects Paving The Way For Conway Area’s Growth

Highway expansion, a bypass and interchange plus a new airport set to open in 2014 are helping to make Conway more accessible to visitors and residents as well as commercial traffic. read more >
The city of Conway endorsed the more direct route (in red) for a future Arkansas Highway 25 extension.
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$6 Million Highway Project Progresses in Conway

The Conway City Council on Wednesday approved a proposed route for extending Arkansas Highway 25, agreeing on the Arkansas State Highway & Transportation Department’s forward progress on the approximately $6 million project. read more >