Second section of Bella Vista Bypass opened to traffic

Two-mile stretch near Hiwasse will eventually tie in to I-49

Posted: August 22, 2015 at 1 a.m.

Dick Trammel, Arkansas Highway Commissioner, is shown in this file photo.

HIWASSE -- A few sprinkles from an overcast sky Friday morning didn't faze officials opening the newest section of the Bella Vista Bypass, which will be Interstate 49.

What’s in a Bypass

The Bella Vista Bypass was designed to route interstate traffic around the western edge of Bella Vista near Interstate 49’s Exit 93, rejoining I-49 near Pineville, Mo. The road is expected to take up to 6,000 cars a day off U.S. 71 through Bella Vista.

Source: Staff report

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