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DHS' county operations director sets August retirement date

posted: 07/30/2014 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Joni Jones, the county operations division director for the Arkansas Department of Human Services, will retire Aug. 31, ending a 36-year career with the agency.

Police beat

posted: 07/30/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Man arrested in tire-shop break-in Jacksonville police arrested a 23-year-old Sherwood man Tuesday afternoon in connection to a break-in at Liberty Tire and Lube on John Harden Road.

Traffic engineers in LR, NLR plan for bridge closure

posted: 07/28/2014 4:32 a.m. Comments 8

As many as half of the 24,000 vehicles now using the Broadway Bridge daily are projected to use the nearby Main Street Bridge as an alternative when the Arkansas River crossing is closed for up to two years while a new one is built.

Tolls on I-40 seen in study as a way to add more lanes

posted: 07/24/2014 3:45 a.m. Comments 14

Tolls could generate enough money to build an additional lane in each direction on the 110-mile section of Interstate 40 between North Little Rock and West Memphis, according to a study ordered by the Arkansas Highway Commission.

Project to rebuild 9 miles of I-530

posted: 07/24/2014 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A project to rebuild about 9 miles of Interstate 530 in the Little Rock area received an apparent low bid of $65.5 million Wednesday.

U.S. 67/167 lanes to close this week

posted: 07/22/2014 3:33 a.m. Discuss

A temporary fix for a section of U.S. 67/167 between Jacksonville and Cabot will require overnight lane closures that will begin Wednesday and last for the balance of the year, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

I-30 bridge's rehab is revived as option

posted: 07/16/2014 4:39 a.m. Comments 2

Engineers working on an estimated $450 million project to ease congestion on the Interstate 30 corridor through North Little Rock and Little Rock have reversed course on a recent decision to replace the highway's bridge over the Arkansas River.

Airplane servicer buying LR firm

posted: 07/16/2014 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Supermarine of Little Rock LLC, the general aviation service at the state's largest airport backed by two companies owned by the Stephens family, is being taken over by a Texarkana-based company that operates 13 other aviation service centers.

Study bolsters Conway-LR bus service

posted: 07/15/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

A new study shows that limited express bus service from Conway to Little Rock initially attracting up to 90 riders a day is feasible if local partners help underwrite the cost.

Shots fired after teens booted

posted: 07/11/2014 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Shots rang out Wednesday night in the River Market District of Little Rock as police were escorting what officers described as a group of "unruly" teens from a free summer movie event.

Airport panel OKs bathroom addition

posted: 07/10/2014 3:39 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport is adding some badly needed bathrooms to its concourse.

Railway trail to get 14.7-mile extension

posted: 06/30/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

An agreement has been reached on a 14.7-mile extension of a trail that is being developed on an abandoned railway line in east Arkansas.

CATA director gets raise

posted: 06/24/2014 3 a.m. Discuss

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority board of directors Monday voted to give its executive director a 3 percent raise and 3 percent bonus based on his performance during his first year on the job.

State ID's its worst 500 miles

posted: 06/23/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

When a roadway has a designation as a U.S. highway or a state highway, there is a common assumption by many that it is an adequately maintained roadway, or perhaps in better shape than the average county road.

State decides to replace, not add on to I-30 span

posted: 06/19/2014 5:37 a.m. Comment 1

The latest plan for a $450 million project to ease congestion on the Interstate 30 corridor through North Little Rock and downtown Little Rock will require replacing the highway's bridge over the Arkansas River rather than simply widening it.


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