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Noel Oman

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General assignment/Transportation reporter

General assignment/Transportation reporter

Recent Stories by Noel Oman

$78.5M project to widen U.S. 70 stirs Arkansas tourism concerns

posted: 02/25/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

HOT SPRINGS -- A $78.5 million project to widen a section of U.S. 70 between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs will make it much easier and safer to navigate, but it has Spa City boosters worried about the effect of the project's nearly two-year construction schedule on a city heavily dependent on tourism.

POLL: Bill seeks Clintons' name off Little Rock airport

posted: 02/24/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 54

A Conway state senator has filed a bill that is aimed at requiring Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field to change its name.

Broadway Bridge nears opening, a month early

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The new Broadway Bridge is expected to open next week, reconnecting a major route between Little Rock and North Little Rock weeks ahead of schedule, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced Wednesday.

Little Rock airport exec gets bonus, 3% raise; pay now tops $260,000

posted: 02/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The top executive at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field is getting another raise and bonus that will boost his annual compensation to more than $260,000 and is based on the airport's performance last year.

Project aims to cut wrong-way driving on Arkansas freeways

updated: 02/18/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A $3.1 million project aimed at reducing wrong-way crashes on Arkansas freeways has finally been given the go-ahead.

Bill sets age for Arkansas 'antique' license plates at 45

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The owner of a 1993 Ford Probe, or other 25-year-old model of vehicle, won't be able to slap an "antique" license plate on it next year, if legislation that won a House committee endorsement Thursday becomes law.

North Little Rock airport's expansion bid leaner

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The North Little Rock Airport wants to remain competitive with newer small airports in the region, but fiscal reality is forcing it to scale back its ambitions.

Ambassadors debut in downtown; Little Rock’s first 2 envoys to increase safety, offer help in area

posted: 02/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Downtown Little Rock Partnership has hired two people to stroll the central business district to provide information and offer assistance to people, as well as report maintenance issues.

Little Rock airport intends 2 new chain eateries

posted: 02/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The concessionaires for the state's largest airport say they will add two major chain restaurant outlets, Chili's and Chick-fil-A, spend more than $4 million to upgrade concession offerings and add other amenities under a proposal to extend their agreement to operate at the airport another 10 years.

Study: Arkansas highway needs $57M in work to handle growth

posted: 02/11/2017 5:33 a.m. Comments 2

An analysis of a section of Arkansas 5 in Saline County has concluded that upgrades worth up to $57 million are required to relieve congestion, increase safety and accommodate development along the busy corridor that parallels Interstate 30 and serves as a substitute route to the freeway.

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