Arkansas Transportation

Authorities have identified the person who was killed in a small plane crash at North Little Rock Municipal Airport.

North Little Rock Police say 56-year-old Doyle Reynolds of Jefferson died in the crash Thursday afternoon. Another person in the plane, 30-year-old Daniel Shure of Benton, Washington, was injured when the Cessna 310 crashed.

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One person is reported dead following a plane crash at the municipal airport in North Little Rock.

North Little Rock city spokesman Nathan Hamilton said one person died in the crash of a Cessna 310 about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. He said a second person in the plane was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

A Cessna 310 is a six-passenger, twin engine aircraft, according to Cessna's website.

Police told reporters at the scene that after the plane crashed it hit a fuel tank by the Central Arkansas Water facility and firefighters were called to the scene.

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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is making a second attempt at a federal grant that would bring an estimated $14.5 million for renovations on University Avenue.

The school's application for a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation was unsuccessful in 2015. UALR's chief government relations officer, Joni Lee, said she's hopeful a few changes will yield a positive result this year.

A rendering of an expanded I-30 corridor in downtown Little Rock.

The public is invited to review differing plans for an expansion of Interstate 30 in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock Tuesday night.

Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation spokesman Danny Straessle says officials will present miniature models and share the latest possible plans, including an either eight or 10 lane increase from the existing six lane road.

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City streets in central Arkansas can sometimes be a dangerous place to be a pedestrian. Local leaders hope to reduce the number of accidents between vehicles and people crossing busy streets by promoting Pedestrian Safety Awareness month.

At a press conference Monday near Little Rock's most dangerous intersection to cross, Mayor Mark Stodola said, “More pedestrians were involved in vehicle crashes on a half-mile stretch of Broadway here in downtown Little Rock than any other street in central Arkansas, which is of course why we are here today.”

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Failure to pass his Arkansas Works program could lead to the cancellation of a planned special session for highways, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.

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A five-year plan for Arkansas highway construction and maintenance projects totaling $4.8 billion is ready for public review and comment.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the more than 350-page plan includes nearly 700 large and small projects that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is planning from 2016 to 2020.

The centerpiece of the statewide transportation improvement program draft is a project to remake the Interstate 30 corridor through North Little Rock and downtown Little Rock. The $631 million project is the plan's most expensive item.

Forty years in the making, Interstate 555 in Arkansas is about to become a reality.


Arkansas highway officials and others will designate 44 miles of U.S. 63 as Interstate 555 on Friday. The route runs from I-55 near Turrell to U.S. 49 in Jonesboro.


Upgrades have been going on since the 1970s, but having the highway designated as I-555 was hung up because of a federal law prohibiting farm equipment from interstate highways.


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Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas highway officials are delaying plans to close the 93-year-old bridge connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock until this fall at the earliest. 

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Director Scott Bennett told reporters Wednesday the state had initially hoped to close the Broadway Bridge by May or June as part of its $98 million project to replace the span. He said the six-month closure of the bridge could occur as early as this fall or as late as next summer.

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A regional infrastructure and transportation policy panel Wednesday endorsed a quarter cent sales tax that would expand public transit services in Pulaski County. The Metroplan Board of Directors, which consists of mayors and county judges from central Arkansas, passed the resolution in a voice vote after hearing a presentation by Rock Region Metro Executive Director Jarod Varner.