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Author Topic: North Pulaski County E-W Connector Study (I-440 beltway completion?)  (Read 308 times)

MikieTimT

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http://www.ardot.gov/East-West-Connector

https://east-west-connector-study-atginc.hub.arcgis.com/

They are at the tail end of a virtual open house about options to tie I-40 to US-67(I-57).  Seems like a no-brainer to push at this time for an I-440 from I-430 up to and to include AR-440.  Or get really wild and name it a 2*x57 to look forward into the future of the area.
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Re: North Pulaski County E-W Connector Study (I-440 beltway completion?)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2020, 03:05:12 PM »

I did the commenting on the map and drew what I though to be the logical routing through Camp Robinson and around almost all of the developed areas except having to cross through the Gravel Ridge area in a swing up north to avoid water as much as practicable.
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Re: North Pulaski County E-W Connector Study (I-440 beltway completion?)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2020, 06:59:05 PM »

It should tie in directly with AR 440 on the east and I-430 on the west to create a true loop. Since that path forms the center of the study area, I think that's the intent. Camp Robinson is a problem, but as long as the freeway doesn't go through any artillery ranges I guess it'll be OK. The freeway will also have to skirt Burns Park.
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Re: North Pulaski County E-W Connector Study (I-440 beltway completion?)
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2020, 07:24:47 PM »

Second paragraph under study description...

"The study will provide multiple opportunities for public involvement and solicit feedback on alternative alignments. While several studies were previously conducted in this area, this study will take a fresh look at potential alternatives that focus on connecting arterials in the northern Pulaski County region by using existing roadways where possible. Freeway or tolled alternatives will not be considered for the Connector Study. Logical segmentation will be identified for new alignments for the Connector to allow for phased implementation over time."

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Re: North Pulaski County E-W Connector Study (I-440 beltway completion?)
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2020, 06:53:37 PM »

Second paragraph under study description...

"The study will provide multiple opportunities for public involvement and solicit feedback on alternative alignments. While several studies were previously conducted in this area, this study will take a fresh look at potential alternatives that focus on connecting arterials in the northern Pulaski County region by using existing roadways where possible. Freeway or tolled alternatives will not be considered for the Connector Study. Logical segmentation will be identified for new alignments for the Connector to allow for phased implementation over time."

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Then, it's pretty much local connectivity they are looking into, and it will be just a shortly overrun with traffic as the current disjointed routes currently are.  If they can put a local or state road through Camp Robinson, then they can put a freeway through as well that will serve both.  Just shortsighted as usual...
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