Arkansas Transportation http://ualrpublicradio.org en Recovery To Begin For Sunken Barge In Mississippi River http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/recovery-begin-sunken-barge-mississippi-river <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Salvage operations for a barge that overturned and sank last week in the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas are expected to begin.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Spokesman Richard Wheatley for Kinder Morgan says recovery of the submerged vessel will begin Tuesday and should end Friday, depending on the weather. Wheatley says steel coils that fell into the water need to be removed before the boat is raised.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:24:01 +0000 Associated Press 21820 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Plan Launched To Improve Bicycling in Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/plan-launched-improve-bicycling-arkansas <p></p><p></p><p>A series of public meetings are being held around Arkansas, as officials work to develop a state plan to improve bicycle and pedestrian availability.</p><p>“I think our main goal is to find out from the people what are some of the bike and pedestrian issues," Robert Patten, a national planner with Toole Design Group, told&nbsp; a small gathering Wednesday at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.</p><p>He said they're considering issues like safety and access for people wanting to be able to bicycle in areas that may not have dedicated lanes or bike trails.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:17:51 +0000 Michael Hibblen 21239 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Plan Launched To Improve Bicycling in Arkansas Damaged Bridge Stops Barge Traffic On Arkansas River http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/damaged-bridge-stops-barge-traffic-arkansas-river <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.16in"><font color="#000000"><font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="4">Barge traffic is shut down on the Arkansas River in western Arkansas after damage was&nbsp;</font></font></font><span style="font-size: large; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 0.16in;">discovered on a railroad bridge.</span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:57:04 +0000 Associated Press 17813 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Highway Officials Accept Bids On Two Projects http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-highway-officials-accept-bids-two-projects <p>Arkansas State Highway commissioners have accepted two bids that total nearly $3 million for road improvements in Pulaski County.</p><p>The commission met Monday in Little Rock and approved a $2.2 million bid from Redstone Construction Group, Inc. of Little Rock to widen Scott Hamilton Drive between Interstate 30 and Baseline Road in southwest Little Rock.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:23:34 +0000 Associated Press 16162 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ashdown Council Allows Mayor To Talk With About Deadly KCS Rail Crossings http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ashdown-council-allows-mayor-talk-about-deadly-kcs-rail-crossings <p></p><p>Ashdown city council members say Mayor Carroll McLarty can talk with Kansas City Southern railroad officials about plans to close some crossings in the city.</p><p>The railroad has suggested closing at least two of the town's crossings, where four people have died in train-vehicle accidents since 2009.</p><p>The Texarkana Gazette reported Tuesday that McLarty told council members that they owed it to the public to do so something.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:05:19 +0000 Associated Press 15836 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Ashdown Council Allows Mayor To Talk With About Deadly KCS Rail Crossings Flights Canceled At Arkansas Airports During Storm http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/flights-canceled-arkansas-airports-during-storm <p>Freezing rain, sleet and snow are forcing the cancelations of several flights at Arkansas airports.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A dozen flights were canceled Friday morning at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, while six flights were canceled at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in </span>Highfill<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Another five flights were canceled Friday at Fort Smith Regional Airport. Much of Arkansas is under an ice storm warning or winter storm warning Friday as a large storm system hits the state.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:58:11 +0000 Associated Press 15632 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Flights Canceled At Arkansas Airports During Storm Arkansas Highway Crews Prepare To Clear Slick Roads http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-highway-crews-prepare-clear-slick-roads <p>Winter weather is expected to cause some problems for commuters as they try to navigate state roadways this weekend. Road crews are readying equipment so they will be prepared to treat icy highways in central Arkansas.</p><p>Danny Straessle works with the state highway department. He says a good mixture of sand and salt is on standby to aid de-ice efforts for area bridges and overpasses.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:24:37 +0000 Malcolm Glover 15625 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Lane Closures Could Create Holiday Delays On Arkansas Highways http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/lane-closures-could-create-holiday-delays-arkansas-highways <p>Arkansas highway officials are warning drivers that they could face construction zones and possible delays this week as more people travel during the Thanksgiving holiday.</p><p>The State Highway and Transportation Department says lane closures along Interstate 40 in Russellville and Forrest City will be in place for the holiday.</p><p>There are also lane closures on Interstate 55 in Mississippi County at Osceola, on Interstate 530 at East End, on Interstate 540 at Fort Smith and on U.S. 67 at Bald Knob.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:27:07 +0000 Associated Press 15218 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Passenger Satisfaction Study For Clinton National Airport Positive http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/passenger-satisfaction-study-clinton-national-airport-positive <p></p><p>Over 80% of recently surveyed customers said they were satisfied with their travel experience at Little Rock’s Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.&nbsp;</p><p>The survey was released Tuesday and comes after receiving the title of “worst airport” in the country last month by Travel + Leisure&nbsp; magazine.</p><p>Little Rock now ranks in the middle among about 100 airports across the U.S., says airport spokesman Shane Carter.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:26:38 +0000 Maggie Carroll 14801 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Passenger Satisfaction Study For Clinton National Airport Positive Online Maps To Help Arkansas Drivers Avoid Congested Roads http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/online-maps-help-arkansas-drivers-avoid-congested-roads <p>Arkansas drivers may find it easier to navigate around congested roadways as the state Highway and Transportation Department implements a new online map <a href="http://www.idrivearkansas.com/" target="_blank">Idrivearkansas.com,</a> providing motorists with real-time traffic updates. Spokesman Danny Straessle says the new program will be much needed in the future.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:14:40 +0000 Chris Hickey 14746 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Online Maps To Help Arkansas Drivers Avoid Congested Roads