Arkansas Transportation

Highways
12:00 am
Wed February 27, 2013

I-30/I-430 Interchange Topic of Public Meeting

I-630/I-430 "Big Rock" Interchange
Credit todaysthv.com

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is planning for another major highway redesign in the Little Rock area. After crews finish re-construction of the I-630/430 “Big Rock” interchange at the end of next year, contractors will bid on plans to revamp the I-30/430 interchange in southwest Little Rock. Nearly 100,000 vehicles travel through the interchange each day.

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Local & Regional News
4:08 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Former House Speaker Appointed To The Ark. Highway Commission

Former House Speaker Robert Moore being congratulated after Gov. Mike Beebe announced his appointment Thursday to the Arkansas Highway Commission.
Credit Michael Hibblen

A former state lawmaker, who has led efforts concerning state highways in previous years, was appointed Thursday to the Arkansas Highway Commission.

Former House Speaker Robert Moore was named to a 10-year term, replacing commission Chairman Madison Murphy, whose term is expiring.

Moore said he realizes the significance and challenges of maintaining good highways and will look for innovative new ways to meet the challenges of funding needed work.

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Local & Regional News
11:55 am
Tue March 20, 2012

Little Rock Airport Renamed In Honor Of BIll And Hillary Clinton

The Little Rock Airport Commission listens during the public comment period of Tuesday's meeting.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Little Rock National Airport is being renamed in honor of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The airport's commission unanimously approved the name change Tuesday after hearing comments from the public.

Arkansas House Speaker-elect Darren Williams told the panel he believes it an appropriate way to honor the 42nd President and the Secretary of State. 

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Local & Regional News
4:02 pm
Fri July 8, 2011

Hundreds Turn Out For Dedication Of Two Rivers Park Bridge

After a golf cart carrying local leaders passed, cyclists make their first ride across the Two Rivers Park Bridge.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Hundreds of people came out Friday, many with their bicycles, for the dedication of the new Two Rivers Park Bridge.

"Welcome to your new bridge!” Pulaksi County Judge Buddy Villines said to a cheering crowd. 

The $5 million pedestrian and bicycle bridge crosses the Little Maumelle River where it meets the Arkansas River and links the Arkansas River Trail with Two Rivers Park. Construction of the bridge, which took a year build, was funded with 80 percent federal dollars and Pulaski County paying the rest. 

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Local & Regional News
6:13 am
Thu May 7, 2009

Fight Over Whether To Turn Former Railroad Bed Into Highway

Tommy Thompson and his wife Irene walk across a long trestle that once had tracks belonging to the Rock Island Railroad, where today officials are discussing building a highway.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

A battle is brewing in Saline County between community leaders who want to build a highway over an abandoned railroad bed and homeowners who say it would encroach on their property.  It would provide another route connecting Benton and Little Rock.

Walking on a clear path where tracks once carried the trains of the Rock Island Railroad, Irene Thompson said, "Looking at it, it's unbelievable isn't it?"

But Irene and her husband Tommy dread the thought of a highway being constructed on their property.

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