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I-30 corridor study wins U.S. approval

posted: 07/30/2015 4:09 a.m. Discuss

A year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won formal federal government approval, state highway officials announced Wednesday.

I-30 planning study completed

posted: 07/29/2015 11:20 a.m. Comments 3

A year-long planning study on how to improve the congested Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock has won the federal government's seal of approval.

Road group feels need for speed

posted: 07/29/2015 4:08 a.m. Comment 1

In light of a dwindling funding source and a federal government stalemate, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway funding working group needs to move with a greater sense of urgency, some members say.

Highway map gets new look

posted: 07/27/2015 4:47 a.m. Discuss

In the digital age, when routes routinely can be plotted with a smartphone, the cartographer who oversees the production of the paper version of the Arkansas State Highway Map isn't quite ready to call it an anachronism.

Plan dropped to shut bridge at Memphis

posted: 07/25/2015 3:57 a.m. Discuss

Tennessee highway officials have scrapped plans to award a contract by the end of the year for a project on an Interstate 55 interchange in Memphis that would have closed the I-55 Mississippi River bridge for nine months in 2017.

Study appraises Arkansas 112 use

posted: 07/23/2015 3:26 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department study of a segment of Arkansas 112 in Northwest Arkansas concluded it can be improved to handle future traffic volume better and preserve its role as an important north-south corridor.

Parking deck work to limit airport spots

posted: 07/22/2015 3:34 a.m. Discuss

People using the state's largest airport will have limited access to its parking deck for the next month while it undergoes improvements, including the installation of an automated parking guidance system.

Top bid to fix I-40 at Memphis: $38.5M

posted: 07/22/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

Another construction project is scheduled to begin as soon as September on Interstate 40 near West Memphis.

Arkansans concerned over I-55 bridge plan

posted: 07/20/2015 5:34 a.m. Comments 6

Plans to temporarily close the Interstate 55 bridge over the Mississippi River between West Memphis and Memphis are drawing concern and outright opposition from the Arkansas side of the river.

LR airport panel pitches plans for up to $800,000

posted: 07/17/2015 3:39 a.m. Comment 1

A Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission committee Wednesday recommended proposals to spend up to $800,000 on a new master plan for Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport/Adams Field.

Broadway span hits a bump

posted: 07/05/2015 5:07 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas River isn't the Mighty Mississippi, but it has proved to be a formidable force in the early going of the $98 million project to replace the Broadway Bridge linking Little Rock and North Little Rock.

6-year job at I-430/I-630 winding down

posted: 07/04/2015 4:14 a.m. Comments 4

After six years and $150 million, the finishing touches are finally being applied to the project to upgrade the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock.

Long-term bill for highways said unlikely

posted: 07/02/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Congress is unlikely to come up with an agreement to finance a long-range federal transportation bill, U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., said Wednesday.

Drive-to-job traffic in state ranked low

updated: 06/28/2015 11:06 p.m. Discuss

All or parts of four major metropolitan statistical areas in Arkansas have traffic congestion that is below the national average, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

LR airport readies quicker screenings

posted: 06/27/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport Friday unveiled its on-site enrollment center for a Transportation Security Administration program aimed at allowing expedited screening.

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