Arkansas Department of Transportation

In an effort to ease congestion, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is overseeing an $87 million expansion project on Interstate 630 in Little Rock. Work began in July, with an expected completion date of January 2020. "This project is important because in order for the Big Rock Interchange to fully function as it was designed, this section of I-630 must be widened," said ARDOT spokesperson Danny Straessle.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. - The Arkansas Department of Transportation is seeking federal approval of an environmental assessment that would clear the way for a more than $630 million renovation of Interstate 30. The department is working with the Federal Highway Administration to resolve issues on the project designed to ease congestion and improve safety in the corridor through Little Rock and North Little Rock.

From Sept. 4 through 6 this year, teams from 11 state departments of transportation competed in the 16th annual Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators Roadeo in Rogers, Ark., where they pitted their knowledge of safety practices and equipment operating skills against one another in “friendly yet fierce” competition across six categories: tractor-lowboy trailer, tandem axle dump truck, single axle dump truck, mower, backhoe and motor grader.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Citing uncertainty in federal funding, the Arkansas Department of Transportation has pulled a dozen road construction projects from the bidding process for next month. The department made the recommendation to withdraw the 12 projects before the recent government shutdown occurred.

Work on a more than $29 million bridge has inched beyond the halfway point in Arkansas, on U.S. 167 near Calion. The new structure is considered a key link in completing a four-lane roadway from El Dorado to the Ouachita River. “For most of our team, this is a once in a lifetime type project,” said David Archer, Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) district engineer.

A special report by the Arkansas Legislative Audit confirms Arkansas Department of Transportation's assertions that its construction and maintenance program for roads and bridges requires additional revenue of more than $400 million annually. The report, which is expected to be presented at Friday's legislative audit meeting, comes as the Arkansas Highway Commission moves closer to a decision on whether to place a proposal to raise the additional revenue on the 2018 election ballot.

State department of transportation projects that swiftly addressed a spike in wrong-way driving fatalities and that used safety improvements to encourage pedestrian and bicycle travel were winners in the southern regional America's Transportation Awards competition.

In a historical transition, the state's transportation agency begins a new chapter in its more than 100 years of existence. Senate Bill 589, now Act 707 of 2017, changes the name of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced that it will change its name to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT), effective immediately. The name was changed in the 128-page Senate Bill 589, which served as a recommendation of the Legislative Task Force on Intermodal Transportation and Commerce.