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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2013, 05:00:10 PM »

There's also Lufkin. I would probably use "Nacogdoches - Lufkin" as they're both about the same size and fairly close to one another. Barring that, err toward Lufkin since the name is shorter and it's larger by a few thousand people.
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« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2013, 07:14:19 PM »

But US 59 is the route to take to get to Tyler.

Nope. Not for me.
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2013, 08:05:54 PM »

But US 59 is the route to take to get to Tyler.

Nope. Not for me.

How would you go from Texarkana to Tyler then? I-30 to Mt. Pleasant?
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2013, 08:10:00 PM »

I was definitely thinking Lufkin or Marshall at the least. If TxDOT saw fit to sign Cleveland as a control city then those two are definitely contenders, then again we're talking about AHDT. Shouldn't I-30 be referenced on the sign as well since Dallas is there?
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2013, 09:01:32 PM »

Tyler?

But US 59 doesn't go through Tyler, though...271 and 69 do ;)

Was there not anything other than Houston suitable enough to be used as a control city in Texarkana. It's almost like Memphis, TN being used as a control city in Chicago.

There ain't much out there in East Texas.

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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2013, 09:25:19 PM »

But US 59 is the route to take to get to Tyler.

Nope. Not for me.

How would you go from Texarkana to Tyler then? I-30 to Mt. Pleasant?

Or 67 ;)
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #56 on: December 02, 2013, 09:41:43 AM »

Quick update on the Hwy 82 4-lane project South of Lake Village.  The new bridge on 82 is completed at the creek that feeds into Lake Chicot.  It was dark so I couldn't tell the progress of the other side of the road.  I hope 82 is 4 laned by this time next year.  Now if Mississippi can find some $$$ to 4 lane the Greenville bypass...
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« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2013, 08:32:18 PM »

This Nov. 29 article reports on efforts to save the US 67 bridge over the Black River:

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.... The U.S. 67 bridge over the Black River in Randolph County opened in 1934 and is a landmark in the area. The span has a swivel pivot in the middle, which was used to turn the two-lane bridge to accommodate river traffic.
The swivel was welded closed when U.S. 67 became a divided road.
In August, The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation department notified Pocahontas officials that the bridge, which handles about 25,000 vehicles daily, needed to be replaced because of structural deficiencies.
Five Rivers Historic Preservation will receive $425,000 in state money to repair and oversee the bridge. Group president Bill Carroll said the organization is considering creating a walking trail across the bridge to connect two downtown parks.
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« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2013, 09:55:25 PM »

This Nov. 29 article reports on efforts to save the US 67 bridge over the Black River:

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.... The U.S. 67 bridge over the Black River in Randolph County opened in 1934 and is a landmark in the area. The span has a swivel pivot in the middle, which was used to turn the two-lane bridge to accommodate river traffic.
The swivel was welded closed when U.S. 67 became a divided road.
In August, The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation department notified Pocahontas officials that the bridge, which handles about 25,000 vehicles daily, needed to be replaced because of structural deficiencies.
Five Rivers Historic Preservation will receive $425,000 in state money to repair and oversee the bridge. Group president Bill Carroll said the organization is considering creating a walking trail across the bridge to connect two downtown parks.

It would be great if it could be preserved. :)
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #59 on: December 06, 2013, 03:45:45 AM »

Arkansas tends to be good about preserving bridges if the effort is shown to have it preserved. I was disappointed that the locals didn't show much interest in saving the two truss spans on AR 7 north of Dover.
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #60 on: December 10, 2013, 04:42:53 PM »

Has there ever been a proposal to build a freeway from West Memphis to Lake Village to open up Arkansas to industrialization along the Mississippi River?  Seems likes the state could greatly benefit from the great river.  Water woes out west will probably lead to greater population growth along the MS and OH rivers too eventually.   
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« Reply #61 on: December 10, 2013, 07:11:22 PM »

Somehow I don't see a lot of people moving from California to Phillips County, Arkansas. I think direct potable reuse is a more effective future solution
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2014, 11:56:21 PM »

Thought some of y'all that live out of state may want to see the IdriveArkansas signs that AHTD has covered the state with

This one on I-40 not far east of the I-440 junction

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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2014, 10:23:50 AM »

Thanks for noticing!

These signs have been going up the last several weeks around the state and are being placed in major corridors and entry points to the state.

Look for a presence in the app store for IDRIVEARKANSAS in the next few weeks!
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2014, 10:33:26 AM »

Thanks for noticing!

These signs have been going up the last several weeks around the state and are being placed in major corridors and entry points to the state.

Look for a presence in the app store for IDRIVEARKANSAS in the next few weeks!

Happy, happy, joy, joy! I just found MoDOT's last month and was hoping Arkansas would soon follow. :)
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2014, 11:56:48 PM »

Thanks for noticing!

These signs have been going up the last several weeks around the state and are being placed in major corridors and entry points to the state.

Look for a presence in the app store for IDRIVEARKANSAS in the next few weeks!

Excellent!

A few questions, if you don't mind.

Is AHTD going to launch a Facebook page?  And, is their Twitter account (@AHTD) going to cover the whole state, and not just a select area?

And, finally, is arkansashighways.com going to be re-done?
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2014, 12:29:39 AM »

At this time, AHTD will not be launching a Facebook page and yes, the Twitter account does cover the entire state. The reason you don't see many tweets about incidents (accidents) in NWA is because we do not receive the information from Arkansas State Police.

A majority of news releases about activity in this area are generated locally by the district. This too will change as we work to improve our methods. We tweet all of our news releases and breaking information about the state highway system as it becomes available. You see a majority from central Arkansas because it is the low-hanging fruit that's easy to pick. We will be working to include more information from more areas of the state.

Yes, www.arkansashighways.com will be redone. We are working to complete the www.idrivearkansas.com site first and will follow-up with native apps for Apple, Android and Windows. Improvements to www.arkansashighways.com will allow the public to follow the genesis of a project from planning to completion.

Understand we have a way to go before this happens, but we do realize the existing site needs an update and will work toward that goal. In the meantime, we are happy to be a part of this forum and welcome questions and comments about the Arkansas highway system. We will also routinely provide information as it becomes available.
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« Reply #67 on: January 11, 2014, 12:16:34 AM »

Thank you!  This is music to my ears!  I love the openness...

Two thumbs up from me!

Now please change your roadway lighting policy.  There is no reason why county/city/etc should provide lighting on an Interstate, especially in urban areas.
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Re: Arkansas
« Reply #68 on: January 11, 2014, 03:12:52 AM »

No need to card AHTD ... It is indeed 100 ... founded in 1913. (I looked it up.)
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« Reply #69 on: January 13, 2014, 01:44:27 PM »

That's correct!
 
We celebrated 100 years last April. You can read all about it in the March 2013 issue of Arkansas Highways Magazine (see below).
 
http://www.arkansashighways.com/Magazine/2013/March/ARHighwaysMag_March2013_web.pdf
 
Be advised this is almost a 16MB PDF and it's best to download directly to your desktop and flip through it that way. We are currently working on making this publication available as an e-book, which will allow folks to flip through the pages on tablets, etc.
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« Reply #70 on: January 13, 2014, 02:03:11 PM »

AHTD: It would be nice if your organization would sign ALL of the highways that share a stretch of road.  It is nearly impossible to follow certain highways from end to end just by signage alone.  This includes US highways, which is inexcusable. 
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« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2014, 12:23:36 AM »

AHTD: It would be nice if your organization would sign ALL of the highways that share a stretch of road.  It is nearly impossible to follow certain highways from end to end just by signage alone.  This includes US highways, which is inexcusable. 

Agreed.  I've even talked to AHTD engineers... They won't budge... Dothan, Alabama signage is NOT an excuse!  It's ridiculous.
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« Reply #72 on: January 14, 2014, 12:49:00 AM »

At this time, AHTD will not be launching a Facebook page and yes, the Twitter account does cover the entire state. The reason you don't see many tweets about incidents (accidents) in NWA is because we do not receive the information from Arkansas State Police.

Why?  Hire me!  I'll do a Facebook page for AHTD!  Good grief.

The Twitter does not cover the entire state... Rename the Twitter to @AHTDLittleRock, or @AHTDCentralAR

So, how do you receive info about incidents and accidents there?

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« Reply #73 on: January 14, 2014, 10:42:35 AM »

That's correct!
 
We celebrated 100 years last April. You can read all about it in the March 2013 issue of Arkansas Highways Magazine (see below).
 
http://www.arkansashighways.com/Magazine/2013/March/ARHighwaysMag_March2013_web.pdf
 
Be advised this is almost a 16MB PDF and it's best to download directly to your desktop and flip through it that way. We are currently working on making this publication available as an e-book, which will allow folks to flip through the pages on tablets, etc.

I used to read the back issues in the U of A Library when I was in college :)
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« Reply #74 on: January 14, 2014, 11:58:10 AM »

Arkansas State Police will alert us via email or our radio dispatch about an incident. ASP deals with the incidents, we deal with maintenance of the right of way. We are currently working out a method by which incidents reported by ASP will automatically appear on IDRIVEARKANSAS.
 
Not all ASP Troops regularly report activity. It's something they are working through as well.
 
Additionally, news releases for much of NWA are published from our district office in Barling and most of them are not Tweeted. That too will be remedied.
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