The groundbreaking for the expansion of I-49 from Alma to Barling. A project that will include a new bridge over the Arkansas River. This multiyear effort will be another step in positioning Arkansas at the very heart of the American supply chain. Fort Smith is a unique meeting place for the river, railroad lines, the […]
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A letter from Joe Quinn, AGRF Executive Director We are now almost two and a half years removed from March of 2020, when Covid arrived, and life changed overnight. Most of us have now stopped wearing masks, and many people are back to going to an office every morning, but some things are simply […]
Jeremy Bolt still has nightmares about Dec. 8 last year when he and his wife Mitzi could have died while working as part of a crew on an Arkansas road project. In the dream he feels pieces of debris flying at him from a nearby crash and he is fighting to avoid cars racing toward […]
The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) are urging a unified effort between citizens and workers to increase work zone safety following two ARDOT employee deaths in work zones in a matter of weeks. “On behalf of the Arkansas Highway Commission, we are deeply saddened and concerned by the alarming rise […]
President Biden and Vice President Harris’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century. The need for action in Arkansas is clear, and recently released state-level data demonstrates that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver for Arkansas. For decades, infrastructure in Arkansas has suffered from a […]
On Friday, November 5, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The roughly $1.2 trillion bill includes spending for Arkansas, as this chart shows(published by the Eldorado News-Times).