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ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« on: March 03, 2020, 01:33:10 PM »

https://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2020_PM/040746/040746.aspx

Meeting on 3/5.  About several years overdue, but glad it's finally moving forward.  Only the stretch within Fayetteville city limits, but a highly congested stretch.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 01:45:42 PM »

Went to the open house and saw the presentation materials.  Below is the overall project map.  Looks like they are putting in 2 multi-lane roundabouts.  One at Garland/Van Ashe to replace the traffic light there and one at Howard Nickell Rd.  Howard Nickell Rd. gets severely backed up with traffic turning north on 112, so despite my dislike for multi-lane roundabouts, it should help that situation.  The state is doing this project in exchange for offloading 71B/College Ave. onto the City of Fayetteville.  There will be sidewalks/bike lane and a bike/ped. tunnel under the Garland/Van Ashe roundabout.  Supposedly starting 2021 with 2022 completion.

https://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2020_PM/040746/040746_2020.03.02_PIPIHO.pdf
https://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2020_PM/040746/040746%20PI%20Display-2of2(3-5-2020).pdf
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2020, 03:59:15 AM »

Went to the open house and saw the presentation materials.  Below is the overall project map.  Looks like they are putting in 2 multi-lane roundabouts.  One at Garland/Van Ashe to replace the traffic light there and one at Howard Nickell Rd.  Howard Nickell Rd. gets severely backed up with traffic turning north on 112, so despite my dislike for multi-lane roundabouts, it should help that situation.  The state is doing this project in exchange for offloading 71B/College Ave. onto the City of Fayetteville.  There will be sidewalks/bike lane and a bike/ped. tunnel under the Garland/Van Ashe roundabout.  Supposedly starting 2021 with 2022 completion.

https://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2020_PM/040746/040746_2020.03.02_PIPIHO.pdf
https://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2020_PM/040746/040746%20PI%20Display-2of2(3-5-2020).pdf
I have moved from that area, but wasn't a western cooridor envisioned for AR 112?
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 04:29:32 PM »

Why are there turn Lanes on both sides of Cris Hollow Rd? The turn to the South would go nowhere unless there is a plan to extend it in the future
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 10:31:56 PM »

@M86. Same here, I thought SR 112 would have been widened west of 49 and would extend with 5 lanes into Springdale and beyond running parallel to 49. That was an idea I had long ago as an alternate route to 49 in case of a nasty accident. Plus I thought that area was going to develop north of the Same Club????
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 10:34:30 PM »

I have moved from that area, but wasn't a western cooridor envisioned for AR 112?

They will eventually get around to 4 laning it between Fayetteville and Bentonville, but they've also studied a western bypass further west (I-449?).  I figure both will happen in 15-20 years as this area keeps growing west of the I-49 corridor and along the US-412 corridor.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 11:42:01 PM »

A west bypass would be so proactive but it wont be on the table for 10 years like you mentioned. I think what little money Arkansas gets will go to IH 57, widening IH 30 SW of Little Rock and IH 69 first. IH 449 would bring a lot of commercial business to the areas economy with its closeness to XNA, IMO, and it's all speculation. Also I think XNA could give a lot of relief to all 4 airports (Memphis Dallas [2] and Atlanta...
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2020, 11:35:48 PM »

A west bypass would be so proactive but it wont be on the table for 10 years like you mentioned. I think what little money Arkansas gets will go to IH 57, widening IH 30 SW of Little Rock and IH 69 first. IH 449 would bring a lot of commercial business to the areas economy with its closeness to XNA, IMO, and it's all speculation. Also I think XNA could give a lot of relief to all 4 airports (Memphis Dallas [2] and Atlanta...

They'll likely add 1 lane in each direction on I-49 before any future bypass, but real access roads would be even more beneficial at this point.  Development in Rogers/Bentonville may be at the point that they really aren't feasible any longer in that area, but Fayetteville at least has them along I-49 and Fulbright Expressway.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2020, 07:28:19 PM »

@M86. Same here, I thought SR 112 would have been widened west of 49 and would extend with 5 lanes into Springdale and beyond running parallel to 49. That was an idea I had long ago as an alternate route to 49 in case of a nasty accident. Plus I thought that area was going to develop north of the Same Club????

My guess is 112 is very hilly and curvy, plus there is development close to the road at least as far as New Hope Rd.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2020, 12:37:45 AM »

Continuation of the public comment period for widening the section from US-412 in Tontitown to AR-12 in Bentonville.  They look to be roundabout happy with some of the alternatives, so I made sure to push for bypasses of Elm Springs and Cave Springs in my comment submissions, and bypassing the 2 sharp corners in Bentonville.  Comments are accepted until Jan. 1.

https://vpiph02-virtual-lobby-012305-090513-090514-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2020, 08:59:56 AM »

I'm really suprised this was not done sooner. 112 would be a perfect alternative route in case a big accident/wreck were to happen on IH 49
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2021, 12:49:37 PM »

Got an email a few days ago from ARDOT about the 3 AR-112 widening projects between AR-12 and US-412.  They will post the current designs on 7/6 at https://www.ardot.gov/publicmeetings and have a registration link for the WebEx presentation, so progress is being made.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2021, 12:56:26 PM »

I'm really suprised this was not done sooner. 112 would be a perfect alternative route in case a big accident/wreck were to happen on IH 49

The hills south of Tontitown aren't truck friendly.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2021, 07:24:37 PM »

I'm really suprised this was not done sooner. 112 would be a perfect alternative route in case a big accident/wreck were to happen on IH 49

The hills south of Tontitown aren't truck friendly.

Certainly not around the S curve in the Clear Creek Valley either.  These 3 projects are all north of US-412, so I'm not sure when the next update on the projects south of US-412 is coming up.  They've still got to upgrade and offload the southern parts to Fayetteville, up to Howard Nickell Rd. anyway, with all of the necessary roundabouts.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 10:13:27 AM »

Had survey crews on AR-112 north of Cave Springs, so they are progressing with the engineering work now.
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Re: ARDOT open house for AR-112 improvements
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2021, 11:42:09 AM »

Had survey crews on AR-112 north of Cave Springs, so they are progressing with the engineering work now.

Yeah, they are wanting to widen 112 north of Tontitown.
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