Construction projects for the I-49 corridor are a top priority of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
After attending an event in Rogers Thursday morning, Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke about the significance of his transportation funding bill and how it impacts Northwest Arkansas. The governor tells us that because the funding has now been secured, the state qualifies for one billion dollars in federal highway dollars. He says that combined funding allows Arkansas Highway Transportation Department to set their agenda moving forward.
“They have their priorities on funding, and what roads are going to be built next,” Hutchinson explained. “Obviously I-49 is important to Western Arkansas. I know that will continue to be a priority and a part of the highway plan.”
The governor signed the transportation funding bill on Monday to close out the special session, after some legislative jockeying to pass his plan in the state House and Senate.