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Title: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: edwaleni on April 28, 2022, 10:22:19 AM
Is anyone familiar with this new letting for I-555? I can't find a MLK Drive in Jonesboro that is being extended.

Craighead Hwy. 18S 100657 I-555 Hwy. 49 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Extension) (Jonesboro) (S) New Location 4.6 $30 - $40 Million
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: MikieTimT on April 28, 2022, 11:20:26 AM
Is anyone familiar with this new letting for I-555? I can't find a MLK Drive in Jonesboro that is being extended.

Craighead Hwy. 18S 100657 I-555 Hwy. 49 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Extension) (Jonesboro) (S) New Location 4.6 $30 - $40 Million

There is no MLK in Jonesboro, unless one was recently designated and hasn't made any maps yet.  18S is Commerce Drive currently, so maybe they're renaming it or replacing with a new terrain build that will be named MLK? 
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: edwaleni on April 28, 2022, 12:23:37 PM
https://www.kait8.com/2019/12/03/jonesboro-city-council-votes-rename-commerce-dr-after-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/ (https://www.kait8.com/2019/12/03/jonesboro-city-council-votes-rename-commerce-dr-after-dr-martin-luther-king-jr/)

Seems Commerce Drive was renamed last year.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: edwaleni on April 28, 2022, 12:33:12 PM
Commerce Ave (AR-18) now MLK Drive is part of the eastern bypass plan for Jonesboro.

The extension is to connect it with the otherside of the railroad tracks with its seperated counterpart and to redo the exit with I-555.

A new Truck Stop immediately made a proposal to build on an adjacent property.

https://www.jonesborosun.com/news/eastern-bypass-slated-for-august/article_5827e643-76a5-5c7e-b6a0-771836f2d5c2.html (https://www.jonesborosun.com/news/eastern-bypass-slated-for-august/article_5827e643-76a5-5c7e-b6a0-771836f2d5c2.html)
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: The Ghostbuster on April 28, 2022, 02:09:08 PM
Did they ever extend the Interstate 555 signage to Exit 49 (AR 91)? Or does it still terminate at Exit 45 (US 49 South/AR 18 East)?
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: Tomahawkin on April 28, 2022, 02:31:28 PM
Man, I was hoping that something was going to happen with Caraway Road and the Stadium Blvd interchanges with 555. Traffic on both those arteries of Jonesboro is FUBAR
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: edwaleni on May 01, 2022, 10:30:16 AM
Did they ever extend the Interstate 555 signage to Exit 49 (AR 91)? Or does it still terminate at Exit 45 (US 49 South/AR 18 East)?

I haven't been through since ARDOT approved it.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: cbalducc on May 01, 2022, 10:34:42 AM
There are already roads in place allowing you to bypass Jonesboro from I-555 to Highway 49.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: KamKam on May 01, 2022, 01:54:20 PM
Did they ever extend the Interstate 555 signage to Exit 49 (AR 91)? Or does it still terminate at Exit 45 (US 49 South/AR 18 East)?
Yes the Interstate has been extended to AR 91 (Exit 49)
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: 74/171FAN on May 01, 2022, 02:19:21 PM
Did they ever extend the Interstate 555 signage to Exit 49 (AR 91)? Or does it still terminate at Exit 45 (US 49 South/AR 18 East)?
Yes the Interstate has been extended to AR 91 (Exit 49)

Has there been photographic evidence of this? 
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: Road Hog on May 04, 2022, 05:48:10 PM
I read the thread title as "New York in Jonesboro" originally and said Nawwwww ... but you know ....
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 04, 2022, 05:58:42 PM
Did they ever extend the Interstate 555 signage to Exit 49 (AR 91)? Or does it still terminate at Exit 45 (US 49 South/AR 18 East)?
Yes the Interstate has been extended to AR 91 (Exit 49)

Has there been photographic evidence of this? 

Just an ARDOT Press Release.  I've not been over there as of late.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: MikieTimT on May 09, 2022, 11:55:41 AM
I'll be there in 2-3 weeks for a job, so I'll have my smartphone camera on the ready when I go through there, unless someone beats me to it.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: KamKam on May 11, 2022, 11:13:47 PM
In July 2021, I took a picture of the South I-555 Sign placed after Exit 46 and before Southwest Dr (Exit 45) (https://i.ibb.co/pJqVM9G/20210720-113045-1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pJqVM9G)
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 12, 2022, 02:54:48 AM
If memory serves correct, the road was already divided/controlled access, so it's mostly a formality to post it as 555
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: KamKam on May 12, 2022, 09:57:41 PM
And another photographic evidence is that the 2022 Arkansas State Highway Map from ARDOT Shows I-555 being extended from Southwest Dr to AR 91 as well in the City Inset Map of Jonesboro
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: NE2 on May 12, 2022, 10:30:18 PM
another photographic evidence
2022 Arkansas State Highway Map
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Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: oscar on May 12, 2022, 10:57:09 PM
^ When traveling US 49 through Jonesboro last year, signage at the US 49/I-555 junction at exit 45 indicated 555 went both west and east of that interchange. However, I turned east (to follow US 49) rather than west.

FWIW, my copy of the 2022 state highway map (picked up on a later trip) shows I-555 ending at AR 91.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 12, 2022, 11:07:38 PM
another photographic evidence
2022 Arkansas State Highway Map
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QUE? WTF?
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 12, 2022, 11:25:45 PM
At least they shouldn't have to change the exit signs

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8725/27843460684_358f84acd7_z_d.jpg)
Circa 2016
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: flaroads on May 13, 2022, 11:07:03 PM
I'll be there in 2-3 weeks for a job, so I'll have my smartphone camera on the ready when I go through there, unless someone beats me to it.
Someone already beat you to it... :nod:

Alex and I drove it last Saturday, and I-555 is fully signed in both directions up to AR 91 (Exit 49) now, sans any reference to U.S. 63...
(https://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/mid-south/i-555-n-exit-046-1.jpg)
Confirming marker posted along northbound ahead of AR 226 west (Exit 46). Taken 05/07/2022.

(https://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/mid-south/ar-091-w-at-i-555.jpg)
AR 91 west at the ramp to I-555 south. Taken 05/07/2022.

Heading south on U.S. 63 there is a JCT for I-555 ahead of the interchange with AR 91.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: MikieTimT on May 16, 2022, 10:47:57 AM
I'll be there in 2-3 weeks for a job, so I'll have my smartphone camera on the ready when I go through there, unless someone beats me to it.
Someone already beat you to it... :nod:

Alex and I drove it last Saturday, and I-555 is fully signed in both directions up to AR 91 (Exit 49) now, sans any reference to U.S. 63...
(https://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/mid-south/i-555-n-exit-046-1.jpg)
Confirming marker posted along northbound ahead of AR 226 west (Exit 46). Taken 05/07/2022.

(https://www.aaroads.com/forum_images/mid-south/ar-091-w-at-i-555.jpg)
AR 91 west at the ramp to I-555 south. Taken 05/07/2022.

Heading south on U.S. 63 there is a JCT for I-555 ahead of the interchange with AR 91.

Good deal!  I figured there's enough roadgeeks around here that surely someone this time of year especially would run through the area as it's a pretty logical diagonal route for a good number of folks.
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: cjk374 on May 21, 2022, 10:40:12 AM
The rule of ARDOT: if a US highway runs concurrent with an interstate highway, there shall be no mention of the US highway's existence (with the exception of I-530's very southern end mentioning I-530/US 63/US 65/US 79).
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: Tomahawkin on May 21, 2022, 12:40:20 PM
OT For anyone who lives or works in Jonesboro? Are both Caraway Road and Stadium Blvd, 2 big ClusterF--ks? If anyone agrees? "Give me a Hell Yeah!"
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 21, 2022, 12:59:47 PM
The rule of ARDOT: if a US highway runs concurrent with an interstate highway, there shall be no mention of the US highway's existence (with the exception of I-530's very southern end mentioning I-530/US 63/US 65/US 79).
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Overheads must be an exception.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2932/14035632240_f13afb6e0c_w_d.jpg)
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: cjk374 on May 21, 2022, 08:15:51 PM
The rule of ARDOT: if a US highway runs concurrent with an interstate highway, there shall be no mention of the US highway's existence (with the exception of I-530's very southern end mentioning I-530/US 63/US 65/US 79).

Overheads must be an exception.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2932/14035632240_f13afb6e0c_w_d.jpg)

I did forget about some overheads. The I-530/US 167 junctions shows all of the US highways in play.

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.5652127,-92.2721752,3a,75y,59.88h,90.03t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sVZjFXyMbkjsqfvE6gprHlA!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DVZjFXyMbkjsqfvE6gprHlA%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D150.2904%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
Title: Re: I-555 - New Work in Jonesboro
Post by: US71 on May 21, 2022, 10:00:40 PM
Of course, IMO, this is merely window dressing. Nothing is really changing except a few signs.  I don't see whey 555  has to be extended. It's not like you're going from one road to another.  ARDOT does strange things, sometimes.