ArDOT announces beginning of I-49 corridor construction at Chaffee Crossing

By Justin Trobaugh

The Arkansas Department of Transportation Director Lorie Tudor announced January 7 that construction of the Inerstate 49 section from Chaffee Crossing in Barling to the Interstate 40 intersection at Alma will begin in the Fall of 2022.

According to a news release from Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, the announcement came during Tudor’s presentation during the monthly First Friday Breakfast event hosted by the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.

FCRA CEO Daniel Mann expressed appreciation and confidence in the announcement. “We are sincerely thankful for ArDOT’s fulfillment of promises to Arkansas voters following passage of Issue 1 in November 2020,” Mann said. Read more.

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