Arkansas Department of Transportation


I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge Partially Reopens

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Clay Bright announced July 28 the I-40 Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River will reopen under limited traffic while contractors finish the work....


ARDOT Fires Inspector Who Overlooked Crack in River Bridge in 2019

As the investigation continues as to why a significant beam fracture occurred on the I-40 bridge across the Mississippi River, an inspector with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) who checked the 48-year-old structure in 2019 and failed to discover the crack, has been fired and may face criminal charges....


Bridge Crack Closes I-40 Bridge Over Mississippi River in Memphis

During a routine inspection of a key interstate bridge over the Mississippi River on May 11, an Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) engineer spotted a fractured beam on the structure that led him to immediately make an urgent 911 call....


Arkansas Embarks On Biggest-Ever Highway Construction Program

The state of Arkansas embarked on its biggest highway construction program ever undertaken by the Arkansas Department of Transportation, and the people couldn't be more excited. "Arkansas is a small state with a population of just three million, but this project touches every corner of the state, with a total of 36 projects in 19 corridors," said Keli Wylie, administrator of the CAP Program and alternative project delivery administrator....


Koss Construction Keeps I-555 Job On Track

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is currently working on a project to reconstruct approximately 4.716 mi. of Interstate 555 through Jonesboro. Additional work includes overlaying five overpasses along I-555 and hydrodemolition and overlay of four bridges on I-555....


To Save on Costs, ARDOT Replacing Five Bridges at Once

Drivers in the Fort Smith, Ark., area can expect to come across bridge replacements in Crawford and Sebastian counties. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is replacing five bridges in the two counties at a cost of just over $8 million....


Little Rock, Ark., Gets $3M Grant to Build Part of Tri-Creek Greenway

The Central Arkansas transportation planning agency Metroplan has awarded Little Rock $3 million to build a large section of the 6-mi. Tri-Creek Greenway, a 12-ft.-wide off-street bicycle and pedestrian route that will connect city parks in the southwestern part of the city....


Work to Widen Arkansas' U.S. 67 Wins $10M Federal Boost

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has won another competitive grant to help pay for a project to widen two sections of U.S. Highway 67 in Pulaski and Lonoke counties. The $10 million grant under a U.S....


ARDOT Head Wants Issue 1 Passed to Fund $7.4B in Road Projects

During a public meeting Sept. 21, the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) Director Lorie Tudor, who spoke about why she wants Issue 1 on the November state ballot passed....


Arkansas Secures Right of Ways for New King Expressway Extension

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has secured all 62 right of way pieces needed to extend the King Expressway bypass from the U.S. Highway 70 East interchange to the junction of Arkansas Highways 5&7 North....






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