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Bella Vista bypass on ice after Missouri rejects tax

Posted: August 7, 2014 at 5:36 a.m.

Work continues Wednesday on an Interstate 49 interchange in Bentonville, but plans for an I-49 bypass at Bella Vista were put on hold after Missourians voted down funding for their state’s part of the project.

Work continues Wednesday on an Interstate 49 interchange in Bentonville, but plans for an I-49 bypass at Bella Vista were put on hold after Missourians voted down funding for their state’s part of the project.

A plan to connect Interstate 49 traffic around Bella Vista is now on indefinite hold after Missouri voters defeated a proposed amendment Tuesday that would have funded their state's portion of the project.

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A map showing the planned Bella Vista bypass.

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