Do you think more work will be done to help NW Arkansas' traffic problems once I-49 is at least connected from Kansas City to Fort Smith and the bypass is completed? It will probably be too little too late but with a finished freeway to the north there will be heavier traffic through there right? Although, that's what everyone uses anyway now is 71 and 540
It's possible, but one never knows with AHTD. They promised to keep US 71 between Alma & Fayetteville in good condition when 540 was built, but they have failed miserably at that.
The 6th Street (Martin Luther King)/540 Interchange was redone last year, but it's another case of limited room to work with.
AHTD has a long history of taking a reactive approach to traffic changes rather than taking a pro-active approach.