Highway Department Unveils Eastern Corridor Route

Posted: January 19, 2013 at 3:34 a.m.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department released its preferred route for an eastern corridor from northern Springdale to Rogers.

At A Glance

A Wider 540

Widening Interstate 540 from four to six lanes between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Wedington Drive in Fayetteville is complete. Plans call for 26 miles of the highway through the metro area to be widened from four to six lanes and improvements done on nine interchanges. Money for widening is expected to come from a half-cent statewide sales tax passed by voters in November and dedicated to highway improvements. Interchange improvements will be paid for with bond money approved in 2011.

Source: Staff Report

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Proposed Route

A map of the proposed route is available at nwaonline.com

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