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Started by Grzrd, June 18, 2012, 11:02:10 AM

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roadwaywiz95

For this upcoming weekend's Webinar presentation, we'll be taking a look at the freeway system of the state of Arkansas, with the focus on the Little Rock metropolitan area. Coverage will begin on Saturday (1/13) at 6 PM ET and will feature live contributions from members of this forum; we hope to see you there!

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Road Hog

Quote from: roadwaywiz95 on January 10, 2024, 10:53:23 AM
For this upcoming weekend's Webinar presentation, we'll be taking a look at the freeway system of the state of Arkansas, with the focus on the Little Rock metropolitan area. Coverage will begin on Saturday (1/13) at 6 PM ET and will feature live contributions from members of this forum; we hope to see you there!


Never realized until now that Little Rock has six different I-shields. Soon to be seven if I-57 gets approval.

ilpt4u

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Quote from: Road Hog on January 12, 2024, 05:41:10 PM
Quote from: roadwaywiz95 on January 10, 2024, 10:53:23 AM
For this upcoming weekend's Webinar presentation, we'll be taking a look at the freeway system of the state of Arkansas, with the focus on the Little Rock metropolitan area. Coverage will begin on Saturday (1/13) at 6 PM ET and will feature live contributions from members of this forum; we hope to see you there!


Never realized until now that Little Rock has six different I-shields. Soon to be seven if I-57 gets approval constructed/finished/signed.
Pretty sure 57 already has approval via Congress, just needs MO&AR to build/upgrade the necessary segments. And thats all I'll say here as 57 has its own thread, titled "I-57 Approved" fwiw: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21289.0

Road Hog

Quote from: ilpt4u on January 12, 2024, 11:23:23 PM
Quote from: Road Hog on January 12, 2024, 05:41:10 PM
Quote from: roadwaywiz95 on January 10, 2024, 10:53:23 AM
For this upcoming weekend's Webinar presentation, we'll be taking a look at the freeway system of the state of Arkansas, with the focus on the Little Rock metropolitan area. Coverage will begin on Saturday (1/13) at 6 PM ET and will feature live contributions from members of this forum; we hope to see you there!


Never realized until now that Little Rock has six different I-shields. Soon to be seven if I-57 gets approval constructed/finished/signed.
Pretty sure 57 already has approval via Congress, just needs MO&AR to build/upgrade the necessary segments. And thats all I'll say here as 57 has its own thread, titled "I-57 Approved" fwiw: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=21289.0
Yes, I'm well aware of the thread as well as the (highly conditional) approval. Appreciate the clarification.

MikieTimT

The seemingly eternal I-30 expansion in Saline County is fixing to shift gears it seems.  ARDOT has had enough of the contractor delays and is fixing to start looking for another.

https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/ardot-recommends-putting-company-working-on-saline-co-i-30-project-into-default-of-contract/

Tomahawkin

They are still working on IH 30 SW of the 440 interchange? If so Cheesewhiz! For a Project to take that long I would have wanted to see 10 lanes total in that area and 6 lanes total all the way to Hot Springs. AR DOT must have hired the same trash Contractor that GDOT did? One Project here in Atlanta ( IH 285/SR 400 interchange rebuild) was supposed to take 6 years. It ended up turning into nearly 10...

MikieTimT

The project started May '19 and was supposed to be done Nov. '22.  When Apr. '23 came and went, they started the penalties, so they haven't been paying them for almost a year now.  Jan. '25 is their new guess, so ARDOT had enough.  The next Arkansas Highway Commission meeting has this as a topic as well and will make the final call to hold them in default and look for a replacement.

Road Hog

It has taken this stretch almost 5 years now and they're not close to done. This is a little 5-mile segment.

It didn't take more than about 5 or 6 years to get I-30 6-laned from Geyer Springs Road all the way to Benton.

Ridiculous malfeasance. Hopefully someone gets fired.

The biggest thing was probably the bridge over the Saline River, and I believe that is done or close to it. The rest of the grading and buildup has been paiiiiiinnnnnfully slow.

Tomahawkin

In regards to the last 2 posts! That is disgusting! I'm baffled that it is happening in a high priority corridor and in the Suburbs of The Rock... Someone should be fired. OT I have been saying this for 20+ years. Arkansas needs toll roads to fund these projects! Especially The completion of IH 49

MikieTimT

This particular issue isn't due to funding, but contractor clearly underestimating the resources to complete the project that they won the bid on.  This is fixing to result in the contractor's insurance having to pay out on the bond they had to put up and another contractor selected.  Covid was the excuse for a couple of years, but that ship has long sailed.

MikieTimT

ARDOT Set to Receive an Additional $91 Million in Federal Funding for Six Projects

$67 million for Interstate 49 between Barling and Alma, and the rest split as follows:

$6 million for the Future Interstate 57 from Walnut Ridge to the Missouri State Line;
$5 million for the Highway 10 Greenwood Bypass;
$5 million for Highway 82 Corridor improvements in Ashley, Chicot, Columbia, and Union Counties;
$5 million for Highway 412 Corridor improvements of the portion that interfaces with Interstate 49;
$3 million for Highway 412 Corridor improvements in northern Arkansas.

CtrlAltDel

Does anyone know if stretch of US-71 in Texarkana along King Boulevard or 7th Street is officially included in the state's mileage for the route? It doesn't seem like it is:

I-290   I-294   I-55   (I-74)   (I-72)   I-40   I-30   US-59   US-190   TX-30   TX-6

Road Hog

That would be a huge move to delete a US highway in the middle of a city and make it non-contiguous, but it would be on-brand for ARDOT.

bwana39

Quote from: CtrlAltDel on April 13, 2024, 05:46:02 PMDoes anyone know if stretch of US-71 in Texarkana along King Boulevard or 7th Street is officially included in the state's mileage for the route? It doesn't seem like it is:



There is not a mileage figure from the O point at Hickory / East to the 0 point at the state line. It is however on the inventory for at least one of them. US67, 82. and 71 run concurrently at this point.

US-71 in Texarkana has a mixed up history. Back in the early 1990's the NEW US-71 (I-49 eventually) was supposed to go from approximately the US-71 @I-49 intersection to US-59 and on to I-30 and north through Pleasant Grove (about where ORR Chevrolet is now.) The projected ROW except for ORR was still mostly vacant until the past decade. The past decade has seen it developing pretty fully.

When Mike Huckabee was Governor, this all changed. In spite of TxDOT having built the freeway from the state line to I-30,  Arkansas took it on their own to build I-49 around the East Side of Texarkana (in Arkansas.) I believe that ArDOT maintains their side of State Line Blvd from 7th to a break north of I-30. The only portion on the Texas inventory is from what appears to be the part from Either 7th or Hazel to I-30. The part north of I-30 is inventoried only for US-59 by Texas.

https://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/hwy/us/us0071.htm  This is an interesting and never updated entry...

So where does Hazel come into all of this? The signs direct the US-71 traffic along Hazel from MLK and to 7th for US-71.
Let's build what we need as economically as possible.

CtrlAltDel

Quote from: bwana39 on April 14, 2024, 01:46:00 AMThere is not a mileage figure from the O point at Hickory / East to the 0 point at the state line. It is however on the inventory for at least one of them. US67, 82. and 71 run concurrently at this point.

US-71 in Texarkana has a mixed up history. Back in the early 1990's the NEW US-71 (I-49 eventually) was supposed to go from approximately the US-71 @I-49 intersection to US-59 and on to I-30 and north through Pleasant Grove (about where ORR Chevrolet is now.) The projected ROW except for ORR was still mostly vacant until the past decade. The past decade has seen it developing pretty fully.

When Mike Huckabee was Governor, this all changed. In spite of TxDOT having built the freeway from the state line to I-30,  Arkansas took it on their own to build I-49 around the East Side of Texarkana (in Arkansas.) I believe that ArDOT maintains their side of State Line Blvd from 7th to a break north of I-30. The only portion on the Texas inventory is from what appears to be the part from Either 7th or Hazel to I-30. The part north of I-30 is inventoried only for US-59 by Texas.

https://www.dot.state.tx.us/tpp/hwy/us/us0071.htm  This is an interesting and never updated entry...

So where does Hazel come into all of this? The signs direct the US-71 traffic along Hazel from MLK and to 7th for US-71.

Fascinating, thanks!
I-290   I-294   I-55   (I-74)   (I-72)   I-40   I-30   US-59   US-190   TX-30   TX-6

roadman65


Does AR 12 follow I-49 between exits 85 and 86 like the way the guide signs state here?

https://maps.app.goo.gl/cwi3YyYpeGfinRnB8
Or does it follow AR 94 EB to US 71 Business through Downtown Rogers?

Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

MikieTimT

Quote from: roadman65 on June 03, 2024, 01:13:00 AM
Does AR 12 follow I-49 between exits 85 and 86 like the way the guide signs state here?

https://maps.app.goo.gl/cwi3YyYpeGfinRnB8
Or does it follow AR 94 EB to US 71 Business through Downtown Rogers?



This apparently changed on Google Maps, but also apparently without bothering to make the change on the shield salad on Hudson Rd. unless they did it since the last Google Street View pass.  I guess I'll have to run through there and see if they bothered collecting the signs from Hudson Rd.  Don't exactly know what they were trying to accomplish with the change.

https://maps.app.goo.gl/bqkWDQU7BzXd5omh7
https://maps.app.goo.gl/eAEQBydrJ2QG87vZ9

Road Hog

Could be an AR 5 situation in Benton where the unsigned concurrency runs along the access roads.



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