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Title: I-69 Connector in Arkansas
Post by: edwaleni on June 10, 2018, 10:54:39 AM
ARDOT released the plans for what they called "The I-69 Connector" back in 2009.

http://www.arkansashighways.com/forums/I-69_Extender.pdf (http://www.arkansashighways.com/forums/I-69_Extender.pdf)

Honestly this looks more like the I-530/AR-530 extension to Louisiana.
Title: Re: I-69 Connector in Arkansas
Post by: cjk374 on June 10, 2018, 01:50:31 PM
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3524.0
Title: Re: I-69 Connector in Arkansas
Post by: edwaleni on June 10, 2018, 02:14:56 PM
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3524.0

Thank you. I searched but must have missed it.
Title: Re: I-69 Connector in Arkansas
Post by: bugo on June 10, 2018, 11:15:08 PM
"I-69 Extender" sounds like a sex toy.
Title: Re: I-69 Connector in Arkansas
Post by: sparker on June 11, 2018, 02:48:37 PM
ARDOT released the plans for what they called "The I-69 Connector" back in 2009.

http://www.arkansashighways.com/forums/I-69_Extender.pdf (http://www.arkansashighways.com/forums/I-69_Extender.pdf)

Honestly this looks more like the I-530/AR-530 extension to Louisiana.
https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3524.0
Thank you. I searched but must have missed it.

The "extension" in question takes the "530" concept (actually its own I-69/HPC 18 SIU) and shoots it down parallel to US 425 and/or US 165 to at least Monroe, LA and possibly as far south as Alexandria or I-10.  The whole thing is still a bit fictional, although IIRC there have been some studies undertaken at least at local or district levels regarding the efficacy of such a corridor.  Some critics of the I-69 general alignment in the area have even suggested turning I-69 itself south on this route so it can multiplex with I-20 over to Shreveport, more as a $$-saving measure than anything else; that idea hasn't gotten much in the way of traction.  Whether a Little Rock-Central Louisiana N-S corridor would ever have much traffic potential has yet to be explored; the concepts to date have primarily touted opening up the heretofore untapped region for development as a corridor rationale (a concept seemingly still salable in the South).