Bella Vista Bypass Future Determined by Voters in Another State

BELLA VISTA, AR--The future of part of the Bella Vista Bypass could be determined by voters in another state.

People in Missouri are deciding if they want to extend the interstate into their state.

The 19-mile project would be built from Bentonville in to Pineville, Missouri, which would become a section of Interstate 49.

Arkansas voters approved the half cent sales tax to pay for its part of the two lane $150 million road project. But voters in Missouri are deciding if they want to pay for five miles of the bypass into their state costing them close to $40 million.

If Missouri voters reject the highway tax, the bypass will stop about two miles south of the Arkansas-Missouri border on County Road 34.

If the highway tax passes, people will be able to drive from Bentonville into Missouri on Interstate 49. The Bella Vista Bypass would complete I-49 from Fort Smith to Kansas City.

Interstate 49 ultimately will connect Louisiana all the way to Canada.

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