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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #100 on: November 22, 2020, 07:29:24 PM »

It appears that part of the reasoning to convert it to IH is to get tractors off the roadway.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #101 on: November 24, 2020, 09:58:51 AM »

It appears that part of the reasoning to convert it to IH is to get tractors off the roadway.

I would believe you except to get the I-555 name they had to get a waiver to allow tractors between Marked Tree and Payneway.

No one wanted to pay for a frontage/service road across the sunken lands.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #102 on: November 24, 2020, 05:57:32 PM »

It appears that part of the reasoning to convert it to IH is to get tractors off the roadway.

I would believe you except to get the I-555 name they had to get a waiver to allow tractors between Marked Tree and Payneway.

No one wanted to pay for a frontage/service road across the sunken lands.
https://vpiph01-i555-extension-hwy-49-hwy-91-jonesboro-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/ Select the presentation.
There may be a waiver, but ARDOT's presentation says point blank at the 4:11 mark "NO TRACTORS"
This is about the portion North of US-49. The Marked Tree to Paneway section is further south on a portion that had already been certified as I-555 years previously.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #103 on: November 25, 2020, 09:34:13 AM »

It appears that part of the reasoning to convert it to IH is to get tractors off the roadway.

I would believe you except to get the I-555 name they had to get a waiver to allow tractors between Marked Tree and Payneway.

No one wanted to pay for a frontage/service road across the sunken lands.
https://vpiph01-i555-extension-hwy-49-hwy-91-jonesboro-ardot.hub.arcgis.com/ Select the presentation.
There may be a waiver, but ARDOT's presentation says point blank at the 4:11 mark "NO TRACTORS"
This is about the portion North of US-49. The Marked Tree to Paneway section is further south on a portion that had already been certified as I-555 years previously.

Thanks, I thought you were referring to the entire route.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #104 on: May 28, 2021, 09:27:28 PM »

Arkansas Highway Commission approves I-555 extension to AR 91 pending FHWA approval.

See page 8 of the Dec 2020 minutes - https://www.ardot.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Admin-Cir.-2021-02-Minutes-of-the-Dec.-9-AHC-Meeting.pdf
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« Reply #105 on: May 29, 2021, 09:28:19 PM »

Mapmikey, where do you get your links to minute orders?
I've been going to https://www.ardot.gov/foi-freedom-of-information/minute-orders/ but it doesn't have anything as recent as what you just posted.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #106 on: May 30, 2021, 05:06:11 PM »

Mapmikey, where do you get your links to minute orders?
I've been going to https://www.ardot.gov/foi-freedom-of-information/minute-orders/ but it doesn't have anything as recent as what you just posted.

https://www.ardot.gov/administration/arkansas-state-highway-minute-orders/

Is behind a couple months (Feb 2021 most recent) but otherwise has stuff back to 1953...
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #107 on: May 30, 2021, 05:32:42 PM »

I saw this pop up and I thought I-55 was getting decommissioned.
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #108 on: November 29, 2021, 02:58:14 PM »

It's now officially designated to AR-91/Dan Ave.

Interstate 555 Designation in Jonesboro
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #109 on: November 29, 2021, 06:17:57 PM »

It's now officially designated to AR-91/Dan Ave.

Interstate 555 Designation in Jonesboro
What are the chances I-555 will be extended to the projected I-57?
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Re: I-555 - Official End
« Reply #110 on: November 30, 2021, 12:53:31 AM »

Quote from: MikieTimT
It's now officially designated to AR-91/Dan Ave.

Funny thing: Google Earth has already applied the update. Visually it makes more sense for I-555 to extend NW that last bit to the edge of Jonesboro where the freeway ends.

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What are the chances I-555 will be extended to the projected I-57?

I think chances are slim, but not totally impossible. The problem is the obstacles North of the I-555/AR-91 exit. The road narrows to an undivided 4-lane facility closely flanked by properties. That would likely force an I-555 extension onto a new terrain path. The US-63 bypass around Bono is also problematic, mainly at its split with Bus-63 on the South side of Bono. North of that problem spot, a freeway upgrade of US-63 would be pretty easy.

The other bigger problem is Arkansas already has too many irons in the fire with regard to other Interstate corridors. Finishing I-57 and I-49 are bigger priorities. Perhaps if Missouri was more aggressive at upgrading US-60 to Interstate standards from Springfield to Sikeston that might give Arkansas more of a reason to upgrade the US-63 corridor from Jonesboro to Walnut Ridge and up to Mammoth Spring at the border. US-63 in Missouri from Thayer up to West Plains has upgrade potential. But I think that hinges on US-60 being Interstate quality across Southern Missouri first. If such a larger scale upgrade of US-63 from Jonesboro up to West Plains were to happen the I-555 designation might be dropped in favor of a 2 digit designation.
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