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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2250 on: December 05, 2018, 08:30:40 PM »

Missouri has Awarded the Building removal job for future I49 last segment today and ARDOT has one project on going to build additional lanes on the Bella Vista Bypass. With ARDOT has 2 projects to finish their part and MODOT has the final project to finish their part I believe there is a good Situation to get the Build Grant from Federal Transportation. Senator Tom Cotton is also helping. They have until December 18 to award the grants. Lets hope the do nothing congress funds the upcoming funding gap so it doesn't get delayed.

Hopefully, but I'm not holding my breath.  Arkansas is basically a "fly over" state so we're often low on the list of priorities... especially since John Paul Hammerschmidt retired from the House.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2251 on: December 06, 2018, 05:14:32 PM »

Grant approved!
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2253 on: December 06, 2018, 05:31:54 PM »

Grant approved!

https://www.nwahomepage.com/news/fox-24/-25-million-grant-awarded-to-complete-arkansas-missouri-i-49-connection_/1643707068?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_FOX24_News
Heck yeah. That's great news.

EDIT: https://www.joplinglobe.com/news/interstate-project-gets-million-boost-from-federal-grant/article_0d426cc4-f9a5-11e8-be48-57955c14520d.html
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Transportation departments from Missouri and Arkansas have been working on completing this project for about 25 years. according to the press release. An engineer with MoDOT's Southwest District said in June that if the full $25 million was awarded, then state officials could propose to begin working on the project in 2021 or 2022.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2254 on: December 06, 2018, 06:37:26 PM »

BOOM!!
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2255 on: December 06, 2018, 06:50:54 PM »

According to ARDOT, this money will be used to complete the Missouri segment since the Arkansas portion is already funded.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2256 on: December 06, 2018, 07:27:03 PM »

 :clap: :coffee: :clap:

Just in time, 25 years later. Haha

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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2257 on: December 07, 2018, 02:10:36 PM »

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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2258 on: December 07, 2018, 04:06:07 PM »

That was a great scene from Ghostbusters II (1989). I am a Ghostbusters fanatic, which is why my profile is titled The Ghostbuster.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2259 on: December 07, 2018, 05:32:21 PM »

That was a great scene from Ghostbusters II (1989). I am a Ghostbusters fanatic, which is why my profile is titled The Ghostbuster.

This was a great post from The Ghostbuster (12/7/2018, 04:06:06 PM). I am a great post fanatic, which is why you must really be great at parties.

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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2260 on: December 07, 2018, 07:10:28 PM »

That was a great scene from Ghostbusters II (1989). I am a Ghostbusters fanatic, which is why my profile is titled The Ghostbuster.

This was a great post from The Ghostbuster (12/7/2018, 04:06:06 PM). I am a great post fanatic, which is why you must really be great at parties.
What are you supposed to be? The post master? You know everything there is to know about posts? August 12th, 2023(exact time to the hour:minute unknown). A thread about the revival of the 710 tunnel in the Pacific Southwest section. Mark it down.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2261 on: December 07, 2018, 08:07:03 PM »

:clap: :coffee: :clap:

Just in time, 25 years later. Haha

Better late than never...


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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2262 on: December 08, 2018, 07:06:13 PM »

Here is a quote from Bennett. "Now that Missouri DOT has the money to fund its portion of the bypass, we can now begin to schedule the remaining components here in Arkansas," said Scott Bennett, the director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. "And that will happen quickly because we already have the money provided by the voter-approved Connecting Arkansas Program."
 Also I read where a Missouri engineer said that they would have to update the environmental part and that would take a year or less. So Maybe it can still be done in a few years.
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2263 on: December 08, 2018, 09:24:53 PM »

Here is a quote from Bennett. "Now that Missouri DOT has the money to fund its portion of the bypass, we can now begin to schedule the remaining components here in Arkansas," said Scott Bennett, the director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. "And that will happen quickly because we already have the money provided by the voter-approved Connecting Arkansas Program."
 Also I read where a Missouri engineer said that they would have to update the environmental part and that would take a year or less. So Maybe it can still be done in a few years.

On Twitter, ARDOT said 2022/2023 for completion
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Re: I-49 in Arkansas
« Reply #2264 on: December 08, 2018, 11:17:44 PM »

Here is a quote from Bennett. "Now that Missouri DOT has the money to fund its portion of the bypass, we can now begin to schedule the remaining components here in Arkansas," said Scott Bennett, the director of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. "And that will happen quickly because we already have the money provided by the voter-approved Connecting Arkansas Program."
 Also I read where a Missouri engineer said that they would have to update the environmental part and that would take a year or less. So Maybe it can still be done in a few years.

On Twitter, ARDOT said 2022/2023 for completion

If that's the case, I suspect that MoDOT and ArDOT both have construction contracts ready to let out for bidding?
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