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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #100 on: October 07, 2022, 10:02:48 AM »

Knowing how ARDOT works, about the time they finish 6-laning, it will need 8-laning.

You must drive I-49 between Fayetteville and Rogers often, lol. I said that when they widened it, go for 8 lanes or build the bridges and overpasses to accommodate it later.

Same here.  Thankfully they're doing some of it with the Wedington and MLK interchange projects, but that's only for Fayetteville.  It's pretty much already needed anywhere from the Don Tyson exit up to Exit 86.  And it already needs 6 laning from the Pea Ridge exit to the US-71 exit at Bella Vista.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #101 on: October 07, 2022, 04:41:35 PM »

Knowing how ARDOT works, about the time they finish 6-laning, it will need 8-laning.

You must drive I-49 between Fayetteville and Rogers often, lol. I said that when they widened it, go for 8 lanes or build the bridges and overpasses to accommodate it later.

Same here.  Thankfully they're doing some of it with the Wedington and MLK interchange projects, but that's only for Fayetteville. It's pretty much already needed anywhere from the Don Tyson exit up to Exit 86.  And it already needs 6 laning from the Pea Ridge exit to the US-71 exit at Bella Vista.

I couldn’t agree more with the bold part (hopefully I bolded it from the IPad) I drive that section regularly.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #102 on: October 07, 2022, 05:16:58 PM »


Same here.  Thankfully they're doing some of it with the Wedington and MLK interchange projects, but that's only for Fayetteville.  It's pretty much already needed anywhere from the Don Tyson exit up to Exit 86.  And it already needs 6 laning from the Pea Ridge exit to the US-71 exit at Bella Vista.

IIRC, Wedington will be a Diverging Diamond
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #103 on: October 10, 2022, 08:14:58 AM »


Same here.  Thankfully they're doing some of it with the Wedington and MLK interchange projects, but that's only for Fayetteville.  It's pretty much already needed anywhere from the Don Tyson exit up to Exit 86.  And it already needs 6 laning from the Pea Ridge exit to the US-71 exit at Bella Vista.

IIRC, Wedington will be a Diverging Diamond

Not unless they made significant changes to the plan, which was a parclo loop for northbound I-49 from eastbound Wedington.

https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4753/BB0411-_Exit64_Exhibit?bidId=

https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/DocumentCenter/View/22355/040847---I49--Wedington-Interchange-Bid-Plans
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2022, 08:57:52 AM »

Knowing how ARDOT works, about the time they finish 6-laning, it will need 8-laning.

You must drive I-49 between Fayetteville and Rogers often, lol. I said that when they widened it, go for 8 lanes or build the bridges and overpasses to accommodate it later.

I was shocked that OTA did actually provide for an expansion to 8 lanes when they widened I-44 between Kellyville and Sapulpa. All bridges are already wide enough and all overpasses have piers set back far enough so the future expansion will be a breeze. I say that because maybe there's hope for ArDOT to wake up to this.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #105 on: October 19, 2022, 09:07:12 AM »

Knowing how ARDOT works, about the time they finish 6-laning, it will need 8-laning.

You must drive I-49 between Fayetteville and Rogers often, lol. I said that when they widened it, go for 8 lanes or build the bridges and overpasses to accommodate it later.

I was shocked that OTA did actually provide for an expansion to 8 lanes when they widened I-44 between Kellyville and Sapulpa. All bridges are already wide enough and all overpasses have piers set back far enough so the future expansion will be a breeze. I say that because maybe there's hope for ArDOT to wake up to this.

The White River bridge on I-40 is built for 6 lanes even though it's striped currently for 4.  Same thing for 1 of the 2 St. Francis River bridges.  They are waking up, slowly but surely.  These are the greatest hurdles for 6 laning between LR and Memphis, so it's starting to sink in, apparently.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #106 on: January 31, 2023, 06:48:24 PM »

A pretty sobering picture of the quantity of truck traffic on this stretch.  Glad I'm not driving anywhere in northern Arkansas today.

https://htv-streaming.hearst.io/8d513013-64c6-40d1-808b-041c47c7a101/video_rover_16x9_480p_sd_1675184977_13674.mp4
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #107 on: January 31, 2023, 11:27:18 PM »

A pretty sobering picture of the quantity of truck traffic on this stretch.  Glad I'm not driving anywhere in northern Arkansas today.

https://htv-streaming.hearst.io/8d513013-64c6-40d1-808b-041c47c7a101/video_rover_16x9_480p_sd_1675184977_13674.mp4

Forrest City is eastern Arkansas , but it seems like a lot of accidents occur in that area.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2023, 12:06:27 PM »

A pretty sobering picture of the quantity of truck traffic on this stretch.  Glad I'm not driving anywhere in northern Arkansas today.

https://htv-streaming.hearst.io/8d513013-64c6-40d1-808b-041c47c7a101/video_rover_16x9_480p_sd_1675184977_13674.mp4

You should see how many drive US 70 along side I-40 even without traffic tie ups on I-40.
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2023, 09:07:34 PM »

A pretty sobering picture of the quantity of truck traffic on this stretch.  Glad I'm not driving anywhere in northern Arkansas today.

https://htv-streaming.hearst.io/8d513013-64c6-40d1-808b-041c47c7a101/video_rover_16x9_480p_sd_1675184977_13674.mp4

Forrest City is eastern Arkansas , but it seems like a lot of accidents occur in that area.
Last month I was stuck in a jam like that for 70 minutes without moving in that general area. Not good that this is happening so often.

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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #110 on: February 04, 2023, 11:57:27 AM »

Last month I was stuck in a jam like that for 70 minutes without moving in that general area. Not good that this is happening so often.

Imagine what it'll be like when closing a lane in either direction for construction?
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Re: 6 Laning I-40
« Reply #111 on: February 04, 2023, 04:21:33 PM »

Last month I was stuck in a jam like that for 70 minutes without moving in that general area. Not good that this is happening so often.

Imagine what it'll be like when closing a lane in either direction for construction?
I experienced it about 11 years ago driving back from Tennessee when they were widening the White River bridge. The backup stretched from the bridge all the back to the Brinkley exit. And this was on a Sunday in mid-June.
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