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Started by Grzrd, August 19, 2010, 11:13:19 PM

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Gordon

Here is a news post from AHTD on the 549 Highway, adding new exit and maybe opening it in a month.http://www.arkansashighways.com/news/2013/NR%2013-109.pdf

US71

Quote from: Gordon on April 17, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
Here is a news post from AHTD on the 549 Highway, adding new exit and maybe opening it in a month.http://www.arkansashighways.com/news/2013/NR%2013-109.pdf

According to the map, the section of 245 west of 549 will become AR 151, as was predicted a few weeks back.

I volunteer to be the first member of the forum to drive the new road  :clap:  :spin:
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Gordon

Looks like Interstate Highway construction got the low bid for the last segment of Highway 549 from Doddridge to LA. line for $16,110,526.70 for the Base and Surface of 4.267 miles. Hope they finish it quickly because they have 235 working days to finish it once they start.

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US71

Quote from: NE2 on April 17, 2013, 11:46:51 PM
This isn't open yet, is it? Looks like someone jumped the gun.
http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=33.47443&lon=-93.99336&zoom=15&layers=M
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/changeset/15276810

Or change it so the section to 71 is the same (considering the work itself is complete)
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bugo

That map is inaccurate.  I-49 is going to follow current US 59-71 over the floodplain near Lake Milwood.
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US71

Quote from: bugo on April 18, 2013, 12:29:57 PM
That map is inaccurate.  I-49 is going to follow current US 59-71 over the floodplain near Lake Milwood.

The section around Ft Chaffee at Massard Rd is about half a mile off.

They don't even have the Chad Colley extension on the map.
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Grzrd

Quote from: Gordon on April 17, 2013, 09:52:09 PM
Looks like Interstate Highway construction got the low bid for the last segment of Highway 549 from Doddridge to LA. line for $16,110,526.70 for the Base and Surface of 4.267 miles. Hope they finish it quickly because they have 235 working days to finish it once they start.

AHTD did award the contract to Interstate Highway Const., Inc. on April 19. Time to get going on those 235 working days!

Henry

Quote from: Grzrd on April 19, 2013, 01:32:50 PM
Quote from: Gordon on April 17, 2013, 09:52:09 PM
Looks like Interstate Highway construction got the low bid for the last segment of Highway 549 from Doddridge to LA. line for $16,110,526.70 for the Base and Surface of 4.267 miles. Hope they finish it quickly because they have 235 working days to finish it once they start.

AHTD did award the contract to Interstate Highway Const., Inc. on April 19. Time to get going on those 235 working days!
About time they at least connected the thing to Shreveport!
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Grzrd

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Quote from: Gordon on April 17, 2013, 05:32:06 PM
Here is a news post from AHTD on the 549 Highway, adding new exit and maybe opening it in a month. http://www.arkansashighways.com/news/2013/NR%2013-109.pdf
Quote from: US71 on April 17, 2013, 06:31:37 PM
I volunteer to be the first member of the forum to drive the new road  :clap:  :spin:

The race to be first is about to begin.  The ribbon-cutting will be Tuesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m.

Here's a map of the segment from the above link in Gordon's post:






Quote from: Grzrd on April 19, 2013, 01:32:50 PM
Quote from: Gordon on April 17, 2013, 09:52:09 PM
Looks like Interstate Highway construction got the low bid for the last segment of Highway 549 from Doddridge to LA. line for $16,110,526.70 for the Base and Surface of 4.267 miles. Hope they finish it quickly because they have 235 working days to finish it once they start.
AHTD did award the contract to Interstate Highway Const., Inc. on April 19.

This TV video report discusses both the award of the contract and future plans for I-49 in Arkansas.

US71

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Quote from: Grzrd on April 27, 2013, 07:38:46 PM
Here's a map of the segment from the above link in Gordon's post:




Interesting: there is no exit at US 67 (should be Exit 33) and 19th St exits at US 82 now.

Looks like I will be there for the ribbon cutting  :nod:

CORRECTION: There appears to be no access to US 67
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US71

#263
Well, AR 549 didn't open today: it will be likely be 1-2 weeks before the road officially opens (still a few signs to put up).

Everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting was allowed to drive NB 549 from I-30 to US 71. The procession was led by members of the Tex-Ark Antique Auto Club with everyone else falling in behind them.

The Arkansas Highway Police held up traffic at US 71 so we could all exit and be on our way. I wound up following the antique cars back to I-30 as I had a couple photo projects I was wanting to complete in town.

I'll have photos later on Flickr and the Build I-49 Facebook Page
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Grzrd

#264
Quote from: Grzrd on November 06, 2010, 11:18:54 AM
Quote from: Grzrd on August 19, 2010, 11:13:19 PM
http://www.arkansashighways.com/ProgCon/letting/Aug%20'10%20Award%20List.PDF
Contract awarded for paving Future I-49 from 245/Arkansas Blvd. through I-30 then north and west to USS 71 at Texas state line.
... The Bowie County, TX portion of the above Arkansas I-49 project will consume $100,000 in Texas funds and $400,000 of federal money: http://www.texarkanampo.org/documents/upcoming-activities/FY-2010-Annual-Listing-of-Obligated-Projects-11-02-2010.pdf  (page 5/18). Even though it is a joint project, AHTD refers to it as a US 71 project and TxDOT refers to it as a US 59 project.
How many years (decades?) will it be before Texas again spends money on actual construction of I-49 on Texas soil?
Quote from: US71 on April 17, 2013, 06:31:37 PM
I volunteer to be the first member of the forum to drive the new road  :clap:  :spin:
Quote from: US71 on April 30, 2013, 08:49:43 PM
Everyone who attended the Ribbon Cutting was allowed to drive NB 549 from I-30 to US 71 .... The Arkansas Highway Police held up traffic at US 71 so we could all exit and be on our way.

It looks like you are the first member of the forum to clinch the entire current Texas section of Future I-49 ...... AND it appears that you drove all of it in one sitting. Congratulations!  :sombrero:




Quote from: US71 on April 30, 2013, 08:49:43 PM
Well, AR 549 didn't open today: it will be likely be 1-2 weeks before the road officially opens (still a few signs to put up).

This TV video report about the ceremony reports that it will be open to traffic "by" May 8:

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Arkansas Highway officials say this new eight mile loop is expected to be open for traffic by Wednesday, May 8th.

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US71

Quote from: Grzrd on May 01, 2013, 08:03:11 AM

It looks like you are the first member of the forum to clinch the entire current Texas section of Future I-49 ...... AND it appears that you drove all of it in one sitting. Congratulations!  :sombrero:


Uh, no: this was on the Arkansas side, unless you count the exit ramp to US 71 ;)
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Alps

Quote from: US71 on May 01, 2013, 10:16:50 AM
Quote from: Grzrd on May 01, 2013, 08:03:11 AM

It looks like you are the first member of the forum to clinch the entire current Texas section of Future I-49 ...... AND it appears that you drove all of it in one sitting. Congratulations!  :sombrero:


Uh, no: this was on the Arkansas side, unless you count the exit ramp to US 71 ;)

Ding ding ding! We have a winnah!

US71

Quote from: Steve on May 01, 2013, 10:05:47 PM
Quote from: US71 on May 01, 2013, 10:16:50 AM
Quote from: Grzrd on May 01, 2013, 08:03:11 AM

It looks like you are the first member of the forum to clinch the entire current Texas section of Future I-49 ...... AND it appears that you drove all of it in one sitting. Congratulations!  :sombrero:


Uh, no: this was on the Arkansas side, unless you count the exit ramp to US 71 ;)

Ding ding ding! We have a winnah!

Well, if you really want to be technical about it, I only drove part of it, since we weren't allowed back on to head south. :(
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ShawnP

Since when have rules stopped Road Geeks from checking stuff out?


US71

Quote from: ShawnP on May 01, 2013, 11:24:26 PM
Since when have rules stopped Road Geeks from checking stuff out?


When there are police patrolling the roadway?
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bugo

AR 108 already enters Texas so AR 549 (which I call I-49) will be the second Arkansas state highway that enters Texas.
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Road Hog

Quote from: bugo on May 04, 2013, 02:51:15 AM
AR 108 already enters Texas so AR 549 (which I call I-49) will be the second Arkansas state highway that enters Texas.

Huh? I looked at a map and I counted at least five (counting AR 108).

US71

Quote from: Road Hog on May 06, 2013, 09:47:49 AM
Quote from: bugo on May 04, 2013, 02:51:15 AM
AR 108 already enters Texas so AR 549 (which I call I-49) will be the second Arkansas state highway that enters Texas.

Huh? I looked at a map and I counted at least five (counting AR 108).

Miller 55 does, but it's county

AR 296 ends right at the state Line (no crossover into Texas)
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