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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Engineers at work on LR I-30 requestEngineers working on the Interstate 30 corridor project are looking at eliminat
Engineers at work on LR I-30 request
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 hours ago
Engineers working on the Interstate 30 corridor project are looking at eliminating the Second Street ramps and moving access to and from downtown Little Rock south to Fourth Street or beyond, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Economic driverIn the past few months, I've had the opportunity to visit with several local gr
Economic driver
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
In the past few months, I've had the opportunity to visit with several local groups regarding the Rock Region METRO MOVE Central Arkansas plan to improve the bus system. Most everyone with whom I visit respects and supports my plea for more... Read more
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Cabot Star-Herald
Highway 89 coalition gaining momentumMomentum is building to create an alternative to the now-dead Northbelt Freeway
Highway 89 coalition gaining momentum
Cabot Star-Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Momentum is building to create an alternative to the now-dead Northbelt Freeway, which would give Cabot and Jacksonville a better route to Mayflower and Interstate 40 to the west, Mayor Bill Cypert said Monday at the monthly City Council agenda... Read more
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4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville
Madison County gets its first stoplightThe Arkansas Highway Department told us a traffic light will be installed at th
Madison County gets its first stoplight
4029TV KHBS - KHOG Fort Smith - Fayetteville / Posted 4 days ago
The Arkansas Highway Department told us a traffic light will be installed at the Lee Street and Highway 23 intersection. Huntsville Public Works Director Jason Polley told 40/29 that the city requested the stoplight back in 2012. However, there was... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Madison County will get first stoplight this yearMadison County is set to get its first electric traffic signal here in the coun
Madison County will get first stoplight this year
KY3 Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
Madison County is set to get its first electric traffic signal here in the county seat. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says work on the new stoplight will begin within the next month, and likely will be completed late this year.... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Madison County will get first stoplight this yearMadison County is set to get its first electric traffic signal here in the coun
Madison County will get first stoplight this year
KSPR Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
Madison County is set to get its first electric traffic signal here in the county seat. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says work on the new stoplight will begin within the next month, and likely will be completed late this year.... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Madison County, Arkansas to get its first stoplightMadison County is set to get its first stoplight. The Arkansas Highway and Tra
Madison County, Arkansas to get its first stoplight
KY3 Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
Madison County is set to get its first stoplight. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says that work on the new stoplight in the county seat of Huntsville will begin within the next month, and is expected to be completed late this... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Madison County, Arkansas to get its first stoplightMadison County is set to get its first stoplight. The Arkansas Highway and Tra
Madison County, Arkansas to get its first stoplight
KSPR Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
Madison County is set to get its first stoplight. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says that work on the new stoplight in the county seat of Huntsville will begin within the next month, and is expected to be completed late this... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Madison County to get its first stoplightHUNTSVILLE -- Madison County is about to get its first stoplight. It's progres
Madison County to get its first stoplight
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
HUNTSVILLE -- Madison County is about to get its first stoplight. It's progress, said Huntsville Mayor Darrell Trahan. The stoplight will help drivers turn left from Huntsville's Lee Street onto Arkansas 23 south. But not everybody is happy about... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
New Cabot-to-Mayflower route gets support; state study soughtTwo dozen community leaders from Pulaski, Faulkner and Lonoke counties on Frida
New Cabot-to-Mayflower route gets support; state study sought
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Two dozen community leaders from Pulaski, Faulkner and Lonoke counties on Friday agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding promoting development of an east-west corridor along Arkansas 89 between Cabot and Mayflower and across north Pulaski... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
A U.S. 70 widening quickensTwo separate, scheduled projects to widen U.S. 70 to five lanes between Interst
A U.S. 70 widening quickens
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
Two separate, scheduled projects to widen U.S. 70 to five lanes between Interstate 30 and Hot Springs will be combined into a single project, a move state highway officials say will save time and money. The projects were combined after crews... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Money identified to finish major road projectsSPRINGDALE -- State highway officials have identified money in a draft version
Money identified to finish major road projects
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
SPRINGDALE -- State highway officials have identified money in a draft version of a new five-year transportation plan to finish work on three major Northwest Arkansas traffic corridors and start work on a fourth, Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman... Read more
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Arkansas Times
More highway robbery in Arkansas?Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled his long-awaited plan for highway funding at a pre
More highway robbery in Arkansas?
Arkansas Times / Posted 9 days ago
Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled his long-awaited plan for highway funding at a press conference last Tuesday in which he made the case for an approach that would rely on general revenue and surplus money — but no new taxes — to fill holes in Arkansas's... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
AHTD approves bids for several projectsConstruction on numerous road projects across Region 8 will soon begin after th
AHTD approves bids for several projects
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 9 days ago
Construction on numerous road projects across Region 8 will soon begin after the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department approved several bids for the projects. In Jonesboro, work will begin on extending Parker Road. Dumey Contracting, Inc.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
1-49 work to affect Johnson roadwayConstruction on Interstate 49 in Johnson will require overnight lane closures o
1-49 work to affect Johnson roadway
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
Construction on Interstate 49 in Johnson will require overnight lane closures on Johnson Mill Boulevard beginning Wednesday night and lasting through Feb. 2, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said. Beginning Wednesday night, crews... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be pavedWINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway
Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
WINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas. The 3.87-mile segment of Arkansas 220 goes from Devil’s Den State Park south about a mile into Crawford County. Arkansas has 16,411 miles of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
ROGER A. WEBB: A fork in the roadOn Jan. 19, the Little Rock Board of Directors deferred action on a resolution
ROGER A. WEBB: A fork in the road
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
On Jan. 19, the Little Rock Board of Directors deferred action on a resolution requesting that Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department reconsider their plans to redo the I-30 bridge and expand I-30 through Little Rock. I was surprised that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be pavedWINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway
Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
WINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas. The 3.87-mile segment of Arkansas 220 goes from Devil’s Den State Park south about a mile into Crawford County. Arkansas has 16,411 miles of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Prairie Grove bridge reopens after delaysPRAIRIE GROVE -- A farm truck with hay in the back drove over newly opened Ston
Prairie Grove bridge reopens after delays
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
PRAIRIE GROVE -- A farm truck with hay in the back drove over newly opened Stonewall Bridge on a recent January afternoon. Buses pass over the bridge taking children to and from school. People can easily pop into town for medicine for cows, said... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
8-inch snow swaddles state's centerAs much as 8 inches of snow blanketed central Arkansas and a mix of freezing ra
8-inch snow swaddles state's center
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
As much as 8 inches of snow blanketed central Arkansas and a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow fell on much of the rest of the state overnight Thursday, turning roads slippery and forcing the closure of state offices Friday. Police said Lacey... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Arkansas 226 Expansion to Improve Travel in Northeast ArkansasBusinessman Marvin Rooks often travels to his many rental properties in Jackson
Arkansas 226 Expansion to Improve Travel in Northeast Arkansas
Arkansas Business / Posted 14 days ago
Businessman Marvin Rooks often travels to his many rental properties in Jackson and Lawrence counties. For more than 30 years he’s had to drive down Arkansas 226, the main highway that links Jonesboro with Little Rock and other parts of eastern... Read more
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Arkansas Times
What happens in Birmingham doesn't necessarily stay in Birmingham: I-30 ideaA group of city and community leaders filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that seek
What happens in Birmingham doesn't necessarily stay in Birmingham: I-30 idea
Arkansas Times / Posted 14 days ago
A group of city and community leaders filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to halt the Alabama Department of Transportation's project to replace, widen, and reduce the number of exits off Interstate 20/59 through downtown Birmingham. The... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansans prepare for slick roads, loss of power in stormArkansans rushed to stores for bread and milk, shelters prepared for an onslaug
Arkansans prepare for slick roads, loss of power in storm
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
Arkansans rushed to stores for bread and milk, shelters prepared for an onslaught of cold people, and emergency officials geared for the state's first winter storm of the year overnight Thursday. National Weather Service forecasters said much of the... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
AHTD Ready for Winter WeatherLITTLE ROCK,Ark. - They need salt, brine, trucks and drivers as winter weather
AHTD Ready for Winter Weather
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 15 days ago
LITTLE ROCK,Ark. - They need salt, brine, trucks and drivers as winter weather moves into The Natural State. The Arkanasas Department of Highway Transportation has switched their road employees to 12-hour shifts in preparation for icy roads. "It is... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Some roads slick; significant snow possible tonightAn overnight storm with freezing rain made for slippery roadways and some schoo
Some roads slick; significant snow possible tonight
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
An overnight storm with freezing rain made for slippery roadways and some school closures Thursday morning, and forecasters are predicting signifigant snowfall could be in store for tonight. According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Wreck closes part of I-30 for 5 hoursAn accident involving tractor-trailer rigs closed a westbound portion of Inters
Wreck closes part of I-30 for 5 hours
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
An accident involving tractor-trailer rigs closed a westbound portion of Interstate 30 on Wednesday for approximately five hours, according to Arkansas State Police. State police spokesman Bill Sadler said the crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. near... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Showers to turn to sleet, snow over much of stateA wave of cold air from the North will clash with moisture over Arkansas tonigh
Showers to turn to sleet, snow over much of state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
A wave of cold air from the North will clash with moisture over Arkansas tonight and produce what the National Weather Service is calling a "significant snow event" over much of the state. Forecasters expect rain to begin falling this evening and... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Smart growth? Not in LRIt MIGHT be that a 10-lane Interstate 30 through Little Rock is the best altern
Smart growth? Not in LR
Arkansas Times / Posted 16 days ago
It MIGHT be that a 10-lane Interstate 30 through Little Rock is the best alternative for moving traffic through the state's capital, continuing the ill-chosen design of the 1950s to have interstate highways course through major cities, leaving... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Winter Weather Slickens Arkansas RoadsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The latest round of winter weather for Arkansas has created
Winter Weather Slickens Arkansas Roads
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 16 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The latest round of winter weather for Arkansas has created hazardous driving conditions in some parts of the state. The two attached photos are from Craighead County and Cleburne County. In the Craighead County photo, a pickup... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern ArkansasLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern Arkansas
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 16 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice have left roads across the northern third of Arkansas and in northeastern Oklahoma slick and hazardous. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department reports snow,... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern ArkansasLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern Arkansas
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 16 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice have left roads across the northern third of Arkansas and in northeastern Oklahoma slick and hazardous. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department reports snow,... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern ArkansasLITTLE ROCK, Ar (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice h
Snow, ice make for hazardous travel in northern Arkansas
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 16 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ar (AP) - Wintry precipitation that includes snow, sleet and ice have left roads across the northern third of Arkansas and in northeastern Oklahoma slick and hazardous. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department reports snow,... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Governor: Use state budget surplus to patch highway shortfallsThe governor said it was especially urgent to find new money for highways becau
Governor: Use state budget surplus to patch highway shortfalls
Arkansas Times / Posted 17 days ago
The governor said it was especially urgent to find new money for highways because of the passage of a federal transportation bill had made new funds available from Washington, but only if Arkansas kicks in a match. If Arkansas fails to produce $50... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Arkansas BlogThursday, October 15, 2015 - 17:23:00 The Arkansas Highway and Transportation
Arkansas Blog
Arkansas Times / Posted 17 days ago
Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 17:23:00 The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's Connecting Arkansas Program manager Jerry Holder, who is director of Garver Engineers, reviewed the work done so far on the highway department's $500 million... Read more
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Arkansas Times
And still speaking of highways: Highway Department answers questons on 30 CrossingThe Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods has distributed a response it receiv
And still speaking of highways: Highway Department answers questons on 30 Crossing
Arkansas Times / Posted 17 days ago
The Coalition of Little Rock Neighborhoods has distributed a response it received from the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to a series of questions about the 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 through Little Rock. In short,... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces New Highway ProgramLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) - At a news conference at the Capitol today, G
Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces New Highway Program
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 17 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) - At a news conference at the Capitol today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his recommendation for a new highway program for the state. The Governor’s recommendation provides a state investment of approximately... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Crews Treat NWA Streets Early MondayWASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Road crews kept busy Monday morning, spreading
Crews Treat NWA Streets Early Monday
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 18 days ago
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA) - Road crews kept busy Monday morning, spreading beet juice along streets in Washington County. The corner where College Avenue turns into Archibald Yell Boulevard in Fayetteville is notorious for being slick when... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Boulevard proposed for downtown LR I-30Tom Fennell, a principal in the Little Rock firm Fennell Purifoy Architects, ha
Boulevard proposed for downtown LR I-30
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Tom Fennell, a principal in the Little Rock firm Fennell Purifoy Architects, has applied his background in neighborhood planning to the area of the city he has called home for nearly 50 years. Last week, he distributed small booklets to the Little... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Wipers on? Headlights, too, is lawDear Mahatma: How can we get people to turn on their lights in the rain? Flashi
Wipers on? Headlights, too, is law
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Dear Mahatma: How can we get people to turn on their lights in the rain? Flashing signs should be set up to remind drivers that when it's raining and their wipers are on, their headlights have to be on, too. -- Sharon Dear Sharon: The best way to... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State opens bids on 25 highway jobsThe Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Wednesday opened low bids
State opens bids on 25 highway jobs
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department on Wednesday opened low bids totaling $238.3 million on more than two dozen construction projects, including the long-awaited one to replace the White River bridge on Interstate 40 between Monroe and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Task force tackles job of re-creating transport agencyA newly created Arkansas Department of Transportation would be responsible for
Task force tackles job of re-creating transport agency
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 22 days ago
A newly created Arkansas Department of Transportation would be responsible for more than roads if a legislative task force has a say. Lawmakers on the Intermodal Transportation and Commerce Task Force discussed Wednesday reorganizing the state... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Wreck in work zone backs up I-30A tractor-trailer carrying a pallet of handgun ammunition and other items overt
Wreck in work zone backs up I-30
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
A tractor-trailer carrying a pallet of handgun ammunition and other items overturned on Interstate 30 southwest of Benton early Tuesday, partially shutting down the interstate and snarling traffic for more than 12 hours. The wreck occurred about... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Metroplan director presents Imagine Central Arkansas to board; Hines, Kumpuris don't get itMetroplan Director Jim McKenzie, with an assist from transportation study direc
Metroplan director presents Imagine Central Arkansas to board; Hines, Kumpuris don't get it
Arkansas Times / Posted 23 days ago
Metroplan Director Jim McKenzie, with an assist from transportation study director Casey Covington, stood before the City Board for two hours tonight talking about Metroplan's Imagine Central Arkansas plan and explaining the impact of the Arkansas... Read more
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Arkansas Times
What the future holdsIn late January, in a move that will displease absolutely zero percent of the p
What the future holds
Arkansas Times / Posted 25 days ago
In late January, in a move that will displease absolutely zero percent of the population, Rep. Justin Harris (R-West Fork) will announce that he and his wife have started the process to legally adopt Josh Duggar and Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway),... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
No grant, Newport span in doubtOf the two remaining double-cantilever bridges in Arkansas, the one colloquiall
No grant, Newport span in doubt
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 25 days ago
Of the two remaining double-cantilever bridges in Arkansas, the one colloquially known as the Blue Bridge in Newport seemed to have the best chance to survive. After all, the city had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arkansas Highway... Read more
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Arkansas Times
LR City Board to consider urging highway department to broaden I-30 optionsA resolution has been filed for consideration by the Little Rock Board of Direc
LR City Board to consider urging highway department to broaden I-30 options
Arkansas Times / Posted 27 days ago
A resolution has been filed for consideration by the Little Rock Board of Directors to to urge the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to consider more options for the Interstate 30 project through downtown Little Rock. The Arkansas... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Christian school selects Lowell site for future buildingAdministrators at Providence Classical Christian Academy announced a Lowell loc
Christian school selects Lowell site for future building
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
Administrators at Providence Classical Christian Academy announced a Lowell location for their future campus Friday. Concept documents show a semi-circle of buildings -- grade-level classrooms, a math and science building, gym, baseball and softball... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Kvetching on perilous crossroadsA couple of weeks ago, intersections were discussed here. Readers were invited
Kvetching on perilous crossroads
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
A couple of weeks ago, intersections were discussed here. Readers were invited to pass along their least favorite. Some did, bless their hearts. Dear Mahatma: None of the intersections noted can hold a light to this one. Travel west on Mabelvale... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Hutchinson: 1 session best for roads, careGov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he prefers to hold one special session,
Hutchinson: 1 session best for roads, care
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 29 days ago
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he prefers to hold one special session, rather than two, for the Legislature to consider changes to the state's Medicaid program and increased funding for highways. In a wide-ranging news conference in his... Read more
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Cabot Star-Herald
Arrests reported at AustinAustin Chief of Police Jim Kulesa released issued information on arrests made b
Arrests reported at Austin
Cabot Star-Herald / Posted a month ago
Austin Chief of Police Jim Kulesa released issued information on arrests made by Austin police officers. At about 12:30 a.m., Jan. 1, officer Josh Chaplin made a traffic stop on West Main Street, Austin, near the intersection of Alma Drive, for a... Read more
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