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SHEDDING TREADS: Arkansas lawmaker takes on 'road gators'

posted: 07/23/2016 6:38 a.m. Comments 2

Everyone has seen the debris from big truck tires that often litter the roadway.

Earnings, traffic pick up at Little Rock airport

posted: 07/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport netted a $6.7 million operating profit for the first six months of 2016, or $1.8 million more than the first half of last year, according to its latest financial statements.

Metroplan arm delays waiver vote

posted: 07/21/2016 3:50 a.m. Discuss

A citizen's advisory group for the long-range transportation planning agency in central Arkansas wants to hear from the public before acting on a request from state highway officials to waive a policy restricting area freeways to six lanes to make way for the proposed 30 Crossing project.

Board approves second '16 raise for Pulaski County transit chief

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The top executive for Pulaski County's transit agency won a second raise in six months Tuesday after the agency board conducted a compensation review and found his salary wanting compared with his peers.

New bridge imperils 2 businesses in North Little Rock

posted: 07/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

While many people welcome road construction projects and the improvements they can bring, such work in heavily urban areas also can exact a heavy price for others.

Arkansas rail-crossing ranked among nation's most dangerous set for fix

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A railroad crossing in Ashdown, recently labeled by the Federal Railroad Administration as one of the nation's most dangerous, is one of two crossings in the Little River County seat that is targeted for safety improvements.

Little Rock airport's new plan estimated at $1.3M

posted: 07/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The big question that the state's largest airport has about the future of its terminal just got more expensive to answer.

Work to close Cantrell Road on-ramp to I-430 north tonight

posted: 07/11/2016 5:29 p.m. Discuss

Construction work on the on-ramp carrying traffic from Cantrell Road to Interstate 430 north will require an overnight lane closure beginning at 10 p.m. tonight, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Monday.

Little Rock runway work under the radar

posted: 07/03/2016 5:47 a.m. Comments 2

Coordinating a series of projects on the runways and taxiways at the state's largest airport is requiring an intricate dance to keep them open and still get the work completed.

Policy waiver for I-30 plans to take month; state seeks exemption of 6-lanes limit

posted: 06/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Any action on an Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department request to waive a policy that restricts central Arkansas freeways to six lanes likely will take a month, a top Metroplan official said Wednesday.

50 years of flight: North Little Rock's Joel Buckner takes award for decades as pilot

posted: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Joel Buckner's 50 years in aviation can best be summed up as quality over quantity.

Metroplan asked to drop 6-lane limit for freeways

posted: 06/24/2016 2:33 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has formally asked the Metroplan board of directors to grant the proposed Interstate 30 corridor project a waiver from its policy restricting central Arkansas freeways to six lanes.

Hope to save historic Arkansas bridge revived

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The historic U.S. 79 bridge over the White River at Clarendon has a chance to be saved after all, the city's mayor said Wednesday.

Bids in for two I-49 widening jobs

posted: 06/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The long-planned widening of the busy Interstate 49 corridor in Northwest Arkansas got another boost Wednesday with the opening of bids on two projects between Fayetteville and Bentonville worth $66.4 million.

Travelers at Little Rock airport rise 5.5%

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Compared with recent years, passengers are flocking to the state's largest airport in 2016.

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