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Author Topic: Arkansas: US 67-167 (Future I-57) interchange 16 and 19 preliminary improvements  (Read 450 times)

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It looks like ARDot has exits 16 and 19 along US 67-167 (Future I-57) in their eyes for improvement. The parclo at exit 19 looks to be eliminated and from what I gather, it would necessitate a bridge replacement / upgrade over the freeway at 19. Also, a roundabout just west of the overpass is planned, a multilane one at that.
Exit 16 will also have an upgrade, eliminating the 16B exit.
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http://www.arkansashighways.com/public_meetings/2019_PM/061371/061371.aspx
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I always felt like they could cut the traffic in half at Exit 16 by putting the exit ramp before the county line and letting Cabot traffic take the old 67. Or putting a slip ramp in at Coffelt Crossing to serve the same purpose.
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Exit 16 is a clusterf*ck.  It's too close, IMO to old 67, plus to go north on 67 from SB 5, it's a very tight turn.
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Both interchanges are slated to become SPUI's in the [preliminary] design. Whether they go with it (likely) or not remains to be seen. Both existing interchanges are archaic. To this day, I don't know why the highway dept. designed their on-ramps to be as curvy as possible instead of straight to help aid acceleration. The newer interchanges built from the late 1990's forward seemed to be better but look at the on-ramps on US 67 and the interstate highways that were built back in the day. WHAT were they thinking?!
The worse on-ramp is the one in exit 19 in Cabot (67 northbound). Short acceleration area after the sharp curve to the right and also going uphill in a curve? UGGHHH! It's as if the highway dept had a hatred for freeways back in the day and made sure that people took forever to get up to speed when merging onto the freeway. It may have been okay when the speed limit was 55 back in the olden days but definitely not now.
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Both interchanges are slated to become SPUI's in the [preliminary] design. Whether they go with it (likely) or not remains to be seen. Both existing interchanges are archaic. To this day, I don't know why the highway dept. designed their on-ramps to be as curvy as possible instead of straight to help aid acceleration. The newer interchanges built from the late 1990's forward seemed to be better but look at the on-ramps on US 67 and the interstate highways that were built back in the day. WHAT were they thinking?!.


If memory serves correct, these were likely built to late 1960's/early 1970's standards. No one probably thought it would become a major road
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Both interchanges are slated to become SPUI's in the [preliminary] design. Whether they go with it (likely) or not remains to be seen. Both existing interchanges are archaic. To this day, I don't know why the highway dept. designed their on-ramps to be as curvy as possible instead of straight to help aid acceleration. The newer interchanges built from the late 1990's forward seemed to be better but look at the on-ramps on US 67 and the interstate highways that were built back in the day. WHAT were they thinking?!.


If memory serves correct, these were likely built to late 1960's/early 1970's standards. No one probably thought it would become a major road

This highway started out as a pet project of John Paul Capps or some local influential politician of the day, and grew from there. I do know the freeway got built to Cabot in 1970 (I saw etchings on the backs of highway signs there next to the old Ray Chevrolet).
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