Arkansas To Get New Weigh Stations
November 5, 1999
Arkansas is building two new weigh stations to target truckers entering the state on Interstates 40 and 55.
The scales will serve northbound trucks on I-55 and westbound ones on I-40, according to a report in the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The I-55 station should be finished by next spring or summer. The one on I-40 won't be complete until fall or winter of 2000.
The new weigh stations are designed to fix a weakness in the state's existing scale network: Many trucks entering the state on I-40 and I-55 bypass existing scales. The new ones will be right next to the river. The only way you could bypass them would be if you put the truck on a boat, says an Arkansas engineer.
The existing stations will continue to serve truckers leaving the state.