Fleet Management

New Highway Opening In Arkansas

October 28, 1998

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe
Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas.
The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles north to Mountainburg is designated Arkansas 540. When the remaining 32-mile stretch connecting Mountainburg with the U.S. 71 bypass at Fayetteville is opened, the 42-mile highway will become Interstate 540, reports the Associated Press. The new highway is expected to get the bulk of the traffic that now makes hilly, curvy U.S. 71 from Alma to Fayetteville such a dangerous road.
Randy Ort, spokesman for the state Highway and Transportation Department, said the opening of the remaining 32 miles of Arkansas 540 will depend mostly on how quickly construction of the Bobby Hopper Tunnel and other key segments of the road can be finished. However, the road is expected to open between mid-November and mid-December.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 2000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter

We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.



GotQuestions?

LUBRICANTS

The expert, Mark Betner from Citgo will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by


WHEEL ENDS SOLUTIONS

Wheel end expert Jeff Geist from STEMCO will answer your questions
Ask a question

Sponsored by

Magazine