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Title: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: US71 on March 29, 2021, 08:26:06 PM
https://www.hsvvoice.com/story/news/2021/03/29/expressway-extension-remains-target/7046564002/

Updates yo the Hot Springs Bypass extension
Title: Re: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: The Ghostbuster on March 29, 2021, 09:57:58 PM
Is this the long-proposed extension that would run from the existing US 70/Business 70 interchange, to terminate at the existing intersection of AR 7 and AR 5? If so, I expect the new roadway would become a relocation of AR 7. If that happens, would existing AR 7 become Business 7, or could it become an extension of AR 5?
Title: Re: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: US71 on March 29, 2021, 09:59:48 PM
Is this the long-proposed extension that would run from the existing US 70/Business 70 interchange, to terminate at the existing intersection of AR 7 and AR 5? If so, I expect the new roadway would become a relocation of AR 7. If that happens, would existing AR 7 become Business 7, or could it become an extension of AR 5?

Extension= YES

Relocation of AR 7= unknown, but I'd put money on it.
Title: Re: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: capt.ron on March 30, 2021, 01:12:41 PM
According to idrivearkansas, the new bypass extension will be signed as AR 7 and will connect up to existing AR 7 and 5. It's slated to be complete by mid 2022.
Title: Re: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: KamKam on April 01, 2021, 12:29:16 AM
I believe the extension will be named AR 7
Title: Re: Hot Springs Bypass
Post by: The Ghostbuster on April 01, 2021, 11:17:31 AM
I remember seeing this proposed extension in my road atlases years ago, and then they disappeared. I had assumed that meant the extension had been canceled, but I am pleased to hear that was not the case.