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$1.2M face-lift set for Little Rock intersection

posted: 12/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The intersection of South University Avenue and Asher Avenue/Colonel Glenn Road, once the anchor of a major retail corridor that since has fallen on hard times, is about to get a $1.2 million face-lift.

2nd, last arch goes up on new Broadway span

posted: 12/03/2016 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The second and final arch of the new Broadway Bridge was floated into place Friday, giving onlookers and passers-by a pretty good idea of what the span will look like when it opens to traffic next spring.

I-40 upgrade, 1st in $1.8B program, done

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

The first project under a $1.8 billion road construction program that voters approved a little more than four years ago has been completed.

Broadway Bridge arch placement delayed, agency says

posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Floating the second arch of the new Broadway Bridge into place, which had been tentatively scheduled for today, has been postponed again, an Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department spokesman said Tuesday.

Firm set to place Broadway Bridge's 2nd arch

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The contractor replacing the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River between Little Rock and North Little Rock expects to move the second arch into place Wednesday, a state Highway and Transportation Department spokesman said Monday.

In Broadway Bridge project, towboats key

posted: 11/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The $98.4 million project to replace the Broadway Bridge has, at times, looked less like major construction work and more like a naval operation.

A bridge too urban: Company VP explains why three Broadway Bridge explosions have fallen short

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 3

Blowing up a concrete and steel bridge in a heavily developed, densely populated area is a lot more difficult than it looks, says Paul Scharmer, who works for a company that blows up a lot of stuff.

Placing Broadway Bridge's 2nd arch delayed; explosives fail to knock down all of old piling in river

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

Explosives used to remove one of the two remaining footings of the old Broadway Bridge failed to do their job Monday, forcing the contractor to postpone today's operation to move the second and final arch into place for the new Arkansas River crossing.

Holiday inspiring millions to travel

updated: 11/20/2016 3:36 a.m. Comment 1

Cheap fuel prices and an improving economy are encouraging 48.7 million Americans to jump into their cars or onto planes this week, making it the busiest Thanksgiving travel rush in nine years.

Job starts on Little Rock I-30 stretch

updated: 11/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department embarked on an operation Friday to repave a deteriorating section of Interstate 30 in Little Rock, a project that will go around-the-clock throughout the weekend.

VIDEO: New Broadway Bridge's 1st arch guided into place

posted: 11/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

In an operation that was painstakingly precise, three towboats pushed and cables from two barges positioned upriver pulled as the first arch of the new Broadway Bridge was maneuvered into place Tuesday afternoon.

WATCH LIVE: First segment of new Broadway Bridge ready to be floated into place

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The first of two twin arches for the new Broadway Bridge will be floated into place today, just a quarter of the way into the planned six-month construction period for the new Arkansas River crossing.

State pauses at $3.8M price for work to curb wrong-way accidents

updated: 11/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

This summer, when a state trooper used his cruiser to intercept a motorist driving the wrong way on Interstate 40, highway officials already were developing a project aimed at reducing such crashes.

Two Democratic incumbents trail in Senate races

posted: 11/09/2016 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Republicans appeared to be building on their advantage in the state Senate on Tuesday night with incomplete and unofficial returns showing two Democratic incumbents trailing their GOP challengers.

Physicist credits his Tillar roots

posted: 11/07/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

Yale University professor Keith Baker said he credits his teachers from elementary school to his post-graduate studies with providing the encouragement that led to the groundbreaking research he has conducted in particle physics, including being part of the team that discovered what has been called the God particle.






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