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Noel Oman

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Land suits costing state, city after I-430/630 project done

posted: 10/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is still paying for the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 remake more than a year after the project was completed.

I-30 bridge job to force move of water main

posted: 10/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

If the Interstate 30 corridor through downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock is rebuilt as the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has proposed, utility and communication companies will have to relocate their power lines, pipes and cable.

Little Rock airport working around refit

posted: 10/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state's largest airport will play a version of musical chairs with its 12 airline gates over the next year as its concourse undergoes a $21 million makeover.

State aviation hall of fame to add 2 Army pilots, late WWI engineer

posted: 10/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two decorated Army helicopter pilots who flew combat missions in Vietnam and the designer of an engine for World War I aircraft will be inducted in the Arkansas Aviation Hall of Fame.

VIDEO: Broadway Bridge fights to the end

posted: 10/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 2

Chunks of the Broadway Bridge's concrete arches splashed into the river on a foggy Saturday morning amid a series of explosions that tore through the remnants of the span that had connected Little Rock and North Little Rock for 93 years.

Explosive charges now set to go off this morning after storm delayed Broadway Bridge blasts

updated: 10/15/2016 4:01 a.m. Discuss

Taking down the Broadway Bridge hit another snag Friday, this time thanks to Mother Nature.

Another blast set to finish off Broadway Bridge

posted: 10/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

The concrete arches of the old Broadway Bridge are to be imploded today, one day after crews cleared the Arkansas River of the debris from the span's steel arch and reopened the navigational channel to barge traffic.

Bridge's steel still in river; permit’s 24 hours to clear channel come, go

posted: 10/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

A contractor for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department was unable to clear the Arkansas River channel of debris from the Broadway Bridge under the terms of a permit that closed that section of the river to barge traffic for 24 hours.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Broadway Bridge falls ... after a bit

posted: 10/12/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comments 4

Turns out the Broadway Bridge wasn't just old. It was also pretty darned stubborn.

13 bus-route changes planned for Little Rock, North Little Rock

posted: 10/03/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Rock Region Metro will formally launch modifications to 13 of its 26 bus routes beginning Oct. 31, the Pulaski County transit agency said.

Rock Region scrubs bridge shuttle service over Arkansas River

posted: 10/01/2016 5:27 a.m. Comments 4

The free Rock Region Metro streetcar shuttle over the Main Street Bridge, billed as an alternative to crossing the Arkansas River while the Broadway Bridge is replaced, will no longer operate because it was "negatively impacting traffic," according to Little Rock and North Little Rock officials.

Demolition set for bridge on U.S. 67 on Black River

updated: 10/01/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Explosives will be used to bring down the main span of the old U.S. 67 bridge over the Black River in Pocahontas early Sunday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.

Sun sets on 1922 Broadway Bridge; rush-hour traffic grows, slows, but not as much as feared

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Gallery Comment 1

The world didn't end Wednesday with the much-anticipated first rush hour in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock without the Broadway Bridge, but traffic was held up a little.

It's 8 bells, end of road for Broadway Bridge; span closes at 10 a.m.

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

The ringing of a ceremonial bell eight times will terminate the "final watch" for the 93-year-old bridge and signal that the 25,000 motorists who use it daily need to find another way to cross the Arkansas River. The Broadway Bridge formally closes to traffic at 10 a.m.

Licenses step up for state drivers, will require more detailed background checks

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas is set to begin issuing driver's licenses that it says have enhanced security features and will require more detailed background checks of their bearers, state officials announced Monday.




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