Arkansas 62 improvements put on hold
Posted: September 28, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.
Proposed improvements to Arkansas 62 in Green Forest have been deferred to a future time, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Friday.
The department presented ideas for the highway work in June, including widening the highway and constructing a bypass to the north or south of town, but the unfeasibility of the widening and the local opposition to a bypass have led highway officials to table the project.
Engineering and environmental analysis will now focus on other, high-priority segments of Arkansas 62, the department said.
“Improvements to Highway 62 are needed in numerous locations within this highway corridor,” said department Director Scott Bennett in a statement. “Therefore, the Department will now redirect its efforts and funding to areas that warrant improvement from a safety and capacity standpoint.”