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Noel Oman

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Historic home demolished in Little Rock; razing spurs interest in creation of Hillcrest protected zone

updated: 06/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

The razing of a 110-year-old home in the Hillcrest neighborhood of Little Rock has renewed efforts to establish a local-ordinance historic district for the area and prevent the loss of similar homes that proponents say help give the neighborhood its funky character.

Route picked for Mayflower railroad overpass

posted: 06/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas 89 railroad overpass project in Mayflower reached a milestone this week with the identification of a preferred alignment through the Faulkner County town of 2,200.

Little Rock-area bus rides rise 4.2% after shift of routes

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Changes to Rock Region Metro bus routes instituted last November appear to have increased ridership, leaving officials with the Pulaski County transit agency hopeful that the changes halted a long-term decline in ridership.

Developer of Main Street building in downtown Little Rock seeks to add apartments to project

posted: 06/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Plans to redevelop the Boyle Building on Main Street in downtown Little Rock, stalled for three years, now envision the second skyscraper built in the city including a 96-unit apartment complex rather than just simply a hotel.

Redo set for 'Ruins' in downtown Little Rock

updated: 06/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

For Todd Raney, "The Ruins" will be home sweet home.

Arkansas highway panel votes to pursue ballot initiative that would raise up to $400 million annually

posted: 06/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Highway Commission said Wednesday that it would pursue a ballot initiative for the 2018 general election that would raise up to $400 million annually for road construction.

FAA allots $2.7M in grants to upgrade 15 airports in state

posted: 06/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded improvement grants totaling $2.7 million to 15 Arkansas airports, the state's congressional delegation announced.

Low bid $29.7M for I-40 project

posted: 06/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Interstate 40 into and out of West Memphis is slowly undergoing extensive maintenance. Again.

Bike-sharing project in Little Rock, North Little Rock shifts to higher gear

posted: 06/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Little Rock and North Little Rock moved a step closer to developing a bicycle-sharing program for their downtowns Wednesday.

Hardest U.S. 67 project is on tap

posted: 05/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department saved the worst for last in widening a section of U.S. 67/167 from south of Jacksonville to Cabot.

New living concept going up; Little Rock town homes alternative to apartments, developers say

posted: 05/28/2017 2:09 a.m. Discuss

While apartment developments have been sprouting in the Little Rock area and elsewhere, they still are apartments, even the ones that are marketed as upscale or luxury.

New store to fill vacancy left by Ten Thousand Villages in Little Rock's River Market area

updated: 05/30/2017 1:29 p.m. Discuss

A new retail establishment styled as an old-time general mercantile store with a contemporary flair has found a home in the River Market District.

I-30 study set on easing crowding; look at Little Rock-to-Benton stretch to include toll, carpool lane

posted: 05/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

A state study to address future congestion on Interstate 30 between Little Rock and Benton will include consideration of adding a traffic lane limited to high-occupancy vehicles and motorists willing to pay a toll.

Public hearing on I-30 project goes over old ground

posted: 05/19/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A public hearing Wednesday night was a rehash of familiar arguments for and against the $630 million project to upgrade and widen the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Public hearing on I-30 project goes over old ground

posted: 05/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A public hearing Wednesday night was a rehash of familiar arguments for and against the $630 million project to upgrade and widen the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock.

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