Tagged: Arkansas Highway Commission

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

75-MPH Limit Still Awaits Green Light on Arkansas Highways

LegalTransportation

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 >

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe’

Transportation

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs. read more >

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

The Public in Public Policy (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

OpinionTransportation

A much-needed increase in annual highway funding is a problem. It’s a problem because the needs are so great, and the options for attainable, incremental funding are limited. In order to achieve the increases necessary to benefit all Arkansans, public involvement is needed in the development of new public policy leading to increased funding. read more >

Former Speaker Robert Moore Named to Highway Commission

Former Speaker Robert Moore Named to Highway Commission

Transportation

Gov. Mike Beebe has named former Arkansas House Speaker Robert Moore to a 10-year term on the Arkansas Highway Commission. Moore, 68 and a Democrat from Arkansas City, replaces commission Chairman R. Madison Murphy, whose 10-year term is expiring. read more >

2012 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame: Randy McNulty

2012 Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame: Randy McNulty

Construction Hall of Fame

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 >