This is great news for Southeast Arkansas that they will finally have Interstate access (even if not right away) to other parts of the state/nation. I would love to see I-530 extended to Monroe or even be a part of the future of Gulfport-Hattiesburg-Jackson freeway. I-49 in MO/I-40 in AR/I-530 towards the south or east would open up a new corridor to take pressure off of other routes, not to mention tie into I-69. Frankly, I'm not keen on the L-shaped I-69 routing in AR/MS. I don't think it will take mileage off of transcontinental traffic. I thought it needed to be much more diagonal from Memphis to Shreveport to really blaze a new path. Future I-530 to Monticello pleases me more than the AR segment of I-69 in all honesty.