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Title: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: US71 on December 02, 2018, 01:12:56 PM
I don't even have a date in mind, just sending out feelers.  Would there be more interest in a Western/NW Arkansas Meet or a NE Arkansas Meet?

NW Arkansas has I-49/ AR 549,  War Eagle truss bridge near Rogers,  old AR 68 War Eagle arch bridge near Huntsville,  Bobby Hopper Tunnel,  1922 Arch Bridge near Siloam Springs

NE Arkansas has a couple sections of Ozark Trail /old Route A-7 (later US 63) plus a couple old bridges along there, I-555, a couple older truss bridges near Bono.  It would be a little far for a one day meet, but there's also the Arkansas-Missouri arch along US 61.

I'm just throwing out a few ideas at the moment. Depending what kind of response I get I'll start working something up and trying to set a date (likely September or early October)

Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: MNHighwayMan on December 02, 2018, 02:41:22 PM
Put me down for tentatively interested, since that's not too far away.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: Brandon on December 02, 2018, 02:50:45 PM
Either, but Iíve yet to be to NW Arkansas.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: cjk374 on December 02, 2018, 06:05:02 PM
Count me in for either one. I would love to do the Pig Trail again, but the only time I have been in NE Arkansas were the times I went through Ash Flat & Hardy to go to Columbia, MO...plus one trip to St. Louis via I-55 about 25 years ago.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: cl94 on December 02, 2018, 06:10:04 PM
Tentatively interested depending on timing. Strongly prefer NW Arkansas. More interesting.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: kevinb1994 on December 02, 2018, 07:26:05 PM
NW Arkansas would be more doable for us, but the interest isnít there so weíre out.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: A.J. Bertin on December 02, 2018, 08:20:08 PM
I'd definitely say NW Arkansas over NE Arkansas. I am interested too depending on timing.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: jpi on December 04, 2018, 03:16:13 PM
I am all for northwestern Arkansas as long as my personal schedule allows
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: hbelkins on December 05, 2018, 11:18:34 AM
I've been in both, having clinched US 62 in a couple of sittings years ago. NE Arkansas is obviously much closer, but much less interesting in terms of terrain and I presume items of interest as well.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: MikieTimT on January 25, 2019, 01:21:00 PM
If NWA comes to fruition, I'd be up for it depending on availability since I live here.  I've got a 2006 Honda Odyssey that seats 8 and know every road and point of interest in the area intimately due to the amount of driving I do for my living.  There's a section of the 412 Bypass (AR-612) that's been open for a few months as well.  The Bella Vista Bypass has lots of construction activity on the Arkansas side now for the northbound carriageway with a couple of bridges already having steel done, so it won't be a Super-2 for more than another year, at least in the middle stretch.
Title: Re: Informal Survey: Arkansas Meet
Post by: US71 on January 25, 2019, 09:30:28 PM
If NWA comes to fruition, I'd be up for it depending on availability since I live here.  I've got a 2006 Honda Odyssey that seats 8 and know every road and point of interest in the area intimately due to the amount of driving I do for my living.  There's a section of the 412 Bypass (AR-612) that's been open for a few months as well.  The Bella Vista Bypass has lots of construction activity on the Arkansas side now for the northbound carriageway with a couple of bridges already having steel done, so it won't be a Super-2 for more than another year, at least in the middle stretch.

I've not had much time to work on anything, but the Bella Vista Bypass is a possible as is AR 612. IF I do it, it would likely be August-September.