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Author Topic: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith  (Read 16147 times)

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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2014, 08:49:35 PM »

Are there still any plans to renumber the exits?
Or was that apocryphal, and the exits will remain, north to south, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14?
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2014, 09:10:19 PM »

Are there still any plans to renumber the exits?
Or was that apocryphal, and the exits will remain, north to south, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14?


Exits will remain the same. N-S. The Hwy Dept changed their minds when they designated I-49.
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2014, 11:38:18 AM »

Since I-540 has returned to being a spur, the exit numbering begins at the parent Interstate (I-40). As we have discussed previously, the log miles begin at the state line and proceed north. We are in the process of re-logging I-40 to match the southern progression of the spur.
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2014, 10:12:55 PM »

GREAT news!

We have reached substantial completion of this project. Northbound lanes fully opened today. Southbound lanes to open next week following a deck patching operation on the Arkansas River bridge we changeordered into the contract.

Still a few items remain on the punchlist, but it's safe to say I-540 in Arkansas is the SMOOTHEST ride in the state!

Congratulations to AHTD District 04 Construction Engineer Jason Hughey and his entire crew for a job well done!

News release here:
http://www.arkansashighways.com/news/2014/NR%2014-156.pdf
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2015, 10:56:28 AM »

I-540 ends at the Oklahoma line but is unsigned west of US 271.
Even though there's an end sign at 271?
(above quote from I-49 in Arkansas thread)
There's an exception:
(above quote from I-49 in Arkansas thread)

I'm not sure what an "exception" means.  AHTD has posted the Plans for a US 271 and I-540 rehabilitation project which indicates that I-540 begins east of the state line:

« Last Edit: January 09, 2015, 12:30:28 PM by Grzrd »
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2015, 04:42:33 PM »

Exception is AHTD for overlap.
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2015, 12:32:49 PM »

*UPDATE 1-13*

As the new signs are going up, the older signs are starting to come down, but not all signs have been upgraded, yet.

Have they abided by the MUTCD? 

Many signs on I-540 in NWA that have been "upgraded" to Clearview violate MUTCD with the abbreviations.

Ar, Reg, Nat, Med, Wash are not acceptable.

Sorry, I had to get my NWA rant in!  :)

What was the purpose of replacing those signs seen in the photos?  Seems like a prime example of public sector waste.   They were in near perfect shape!! 
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2015, 03:27:09 PM »

How is traffic flow on this section of I-540? Is it a pretty heavily traveled route?
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Re: Improving I-540 at Fort Smith
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2015, 08:42:16 PM »

How is traffic flow on this section of I-540? Is it a pretty heavily traveled route?
As of 2013 ADT is 42000

https://www.arkansashighways.com/planning_research/technical_services/2013_traffic.aspx
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