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Flawed Bridge Retaining Wall Delays Completion of Arkansas Highway Extension

A faulty retaining wall has delayed completion of the 5.8-mi.-long extension of the King Expressway, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) announced. The transportation agency told the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record in November that the $80.14 million project connecting the U.S....


VIDEO: Arkansas's King Expressway Extension Ahead of Schedule, to Be Completed in 2022

Construction of the $79 million, 5.8-mi. extension of the King Expressway from the U.S. Highway 70 East interchange to the junction of Arkansas Highway 5 and AR 7 is running ahead of schedule, the state Department of Transportation (ArDOT) has announced....


Work Has Begun on Little Rock's $81M Cantrell Road Widening Project

On Oct. 25, after years of public hearings, ideas and input, construction of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) Cantrell Road Widening Project in west Little Rock has finally gotten under way....


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....






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