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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #975 on: March 21, 2020, 03:57:07 PM »

They have opened the bids for the Missouri portion of the Bella Vista Bypass: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19531.msg2477503#msg2477503



According to this, the Notice to Proceed is April 16, 2020 and the project has to be completed by Sep 30, 2021.

Forgot about the bid opening yesterday with all this other stuff going on, but there were two bids submitted for the Bella Vista Bypass.


It looks like the next Commission meeting is on April 1 so I'm guessing that's when they would award this project.

What's the ETA for construction to begin?
The Notice to Proceed was April 16 when they posted the letting back in February. I’m not sure if this Covid19 stuff will affect the construction schedule.


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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #976 on: April 01, 2020, 05:48:04 PM »

Article from last week about the bids being submitted for the Bella Vista Bypass: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/mar/24/missouri-has-bid-in-hand-for-interstate/.

I believe we should be finding out soon if the project is awarded. I think they have their Commission meeting today.

EDIT: Looks like it has been awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project is J7P0601_A in the link.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #977 on: April 02, 2020, 11:47:02 AM »

Article from last week about the bids being submitted for the Bella Vista Bypass: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/mar/24/missouri-has-bid-in-hand-for-interstate/.

I believe we should be finding out soon if the project is awarded. I think they have their Commission meeting today.

EDIT: Looks like it has been awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project is J7P0601_A in the link.

Pretty much a given since they had the lowest bid. Now it's official, at least.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #978 on: April 02, 2020, 11:51:53 AM »

Article from last week about the bids being submitted for the Bella Vista Bypass: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/mar/24/missouri-has-bid-in-hand-for-interstate/.

I believe we should be finding out soon if the project is awarded. I think they have their Commission meeting today.

EDIT: Looks like it has been awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project is J7P0601_A in the link.

Pretty much a given since they had the lowest bid. Now it's official, at least.
Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #979 on: April 02, 2020, 12:00:52 PM »

Article from last week about the bids being submitted for the Bella Vista Bypass: https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/mar/24/missouri-has-bid-in-hand-for-interstate/.

I believe we should be finding out soon if the project is awarded. I think they have their Commission meeting today.

EDIT: Looks like it has been awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. The project is J7P0601_A in the link.

Pretty much a given since they had the lowest bid. Now it's official, at least.
Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #980 on: April 02, 2020, 04:46:27 PM »

MODOT News Release: https://www.modot.org/node/18329

https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/apr/02/end-in-sight-for-completing-i-49-around/

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BENTONVILLE -- Missouri highway officials Wednesday approved a plan to complete their remaining portion of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the I-49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector.

"The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, at its meeting on Wednesday, April 1, awarded a project to construct the final five miles of I-49 in Missouri between Pineville and the Missouri/Arkansas state line in McDonald County," the Missouri Department of Transportation said in a press release Thursday.

The project was awarded to Emery Sapp & Sons Inc., of Columbia, Mo., for $58.7 million. Construction is expected to begin in late April or early May with completion by Sept. 30, 2021. The company has built several other portions of Interstate 49 and the bypass.

A new interchange will built at Missouri Route 90 west of Jane. The new road will be a four-lane, limited access highway built to interstate standards.

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission got a $25 million federal grant in December 2018 and gave the money to Missouri in order to complete I-49. The I-49 Missouri project is in the regional planning commission's planning area.

The goal is for Arkansas and Missouri to each build their portions of the road and then meet at the state line in late 2021, or early 2022 at the latest, according to regional planners. The completed 19-mile connector will allow motorists to circumvent Bella Vista to the west and south on new four-lane interstate.

The project has been discussed for 25 or 30 years and is considered a priority by Northwest Arkansas and federal transportation officials. The Northwest Arkansas Council, a group of area civic and business leaders, prioritized completion of the I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector, describing it as one of the region's most important projects.

A lack of money for the missing section had been delaying completion of the 278-mile section of interstate between Fort Smith and Kansas City, Mo. Bella Vista is now the only stretch where traffic has to leave I-49, on to U.S. 71, to continue traveling north or south. Allowing motorists to bypass Bella Vista, and its multiple traffic signals, should reduce travel times and improve safety, planners have said.

Arkansas officials broke ground in October on two sections needed to fill missing links on the Arkansas side.

The two projects are the last 2.5 miles from Hiwasse to the state line and a single-point urban interchange to replace the roundabout at I-49 and U.S. 71 in north Bentonville where the new highway heads west. The estimated cost of the projects is just more than $100 million.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #981 on: April 03, 2020, 09:55:38 AM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #982 on: April 03, 2020, 04:45:24 PM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
At the time of writing this, Missouri and Arkansas do not have statewide Stay-at-Home orders.
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #983 on: April 03, 2020, 10:36:00 PM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
At the time of writing this, Missouri and Arkansas do not have statewide Stay-at-Home orders.

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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #984 on: April 05, 2020, 09:27:32 PM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
At the time of writing this, Missouri and Arkansas do not have statewide Stay-at-Home orders.
Guess which states will have the last coronavirus outbreaks?
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #985 on: April 06, 2020, 11:53:54 AM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
At the time of writing this, Missouri and Arkansas do not have statewide Stay-at-Home orders.
Guess which states will have the last coronavirus outbreaks?

It's probably coming here as well, but at least in my area, we've been mostly operating "Stay at Home" anyway other than going out for walks and necessary trips to the store.  I spent the first week of the outbreak preparing most of my clients to work from home, and for the most part, they have been for the last couple of weeks.  Any large increases in numbers will likely come from greater testing availability and capacity rather than actual outbreak increases.  I've seen tons of people fishing anytime I've been out and crossed creeks in the area, which enforces social distancing anyway, else your lines get tangled!
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Re: I-49 Coming to Missouri
« Reply #986 on: April 07, 2020, 11:52:04 AM »

Yeah for sure. Hopefully there won’t be too many weather delays and they finish by the end of next September.

I think weather is the least of their concerns right now.

As long as they don't have Stay at Home orders, the construction industry should be one where social distancing should be fairly easy to maintain, as long as there aren't 2 supervisors looking over the shoulder of each worker.
At the time of writing this, Missouri and Arkansas do not have statewide Stay-at-Home orders.
Guess which states will have the last coronavirus outbreaks?
South Dakota closed everything short of McDonalds when the number of infected in the state made it all the way up to 7.
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« Reply #987 on: April 17, 2020, 04:18:22 PM »

MoDOT Southwest District's Instagram says construction of the bypass will begin the week of 4/20blazeit.

According to the post, the only major traffic impact will be the closure of MO-90 near the future interchange in July for over 100 days.
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« Reply #988 on: April 17, 2020, 04:24:32 PM »

MoDOT Southwest District's Instagram says construction of the bypass will begin the week of 4/20blazeit.

According to the post, the only major traffic impact will be the closure of MO-90 near the future interchange in July for over 100 days.


That's the only unbuilt interchange along 49 in Missouri. Once they get going, I'll have to go up and "inspect" ;)
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« Reply #989 on: April 18, 2020, 12:04:57 PM »

MoDOT Southwest District's Instagram says construction of the bypass will begin the week of 4/20blazeit.

According to the post, the only major traffic impact will be the closure of MO-90 near the future interchange in July for over 100 days.


That's the only unbuilt interchange along 49 in Missouri. Once they get going, I'll have to go up and "inspect" ;)

Other than the north end of the bypass.  I guess that would be considered partially built, though.  They will have to do a northbound flyover where they blasted that hill just to the south of the US-71 exit.  And some bridging or massive roadbed build-up right of the current stub end on the southbound lanes.
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