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AHTD distributes free state highway maps

AHTD distributes free state highway maps

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The 2011 Arkansas State Highway Map is now available from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to AHTD Director Dan Flowers.

The maps may be obtained at no charge from any of the Highway Department’s District Headquarters and at all Arkansas Welcome Centers.  They are also available at the AHTD Central Office at 10324 Interstate 30 in Little Rock, by phone at 501-569-2444 or online at www.arkansashighways.com.  To request one by mail, the address is AHTD, Map Sales Section, P.O.

Electric vehicle rally slated for May 6

Electric vehicle rally slated for May 6

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Interest in electric vehicles continues to grow in the United States and in Arkansas the interest has led to a record number of entrants in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Electric Vehicle Rally.

More than 170 students from 12 schools are slated for the starting grid of the rally that is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the Pulaski Tech – South Campus in Little Rock.

Students will compete in an exciting and challenging mix of competitions designed to test the teams’ and their vehicles’ abilities. The public is invited to attend the rally events, which begin at 9 a.m. There is no charge to attend the event.

“This contest has grown tremendously since our first rally in 2003,” said Rob Roedel, manager of corporate communications for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.

AHTD modifies weight restriction plans

AHTD modifies weight restriction plans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  -- The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) has cut the number of new weight-restricted miles it plans to implement virtually in half on highways in north-central Arkansas by agreeing to further postpone weight restrictions on sections of three highways, according to Department officials.

“Based on comments heard at public meetings held recently, we have decided to hold off posting weight restrictions on sections of three highways, said Highway Commission member John Burkhalter of Little Rock. “That’s about a 50 percent reduction from the 133 miles we announced in January.

“Comments received at the meetings didn’t change the rapidly deteriorating conditions  that are occurring on those highways,” Burkhalter noted, “but they  have been useful in helping us determine how to best utilize the limited financial resources we have available.

Check for flooded roads in your area

Check for flooded roads in your area

As Arkansans face the dangers of flooding due to heavy rains, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has released an updated list of road closures around the state. Motorists are encouraged to check the advisory and plan alternate routes. 

City breaks ground on new airport

City breaks ground on new airport

What:   Conway will officially break ground on a new airport in the Lollie Bottoms area.  FAA officials, city officials and members of the Arkansas federal delegation will be on hand for event. The project is expected to cost more than $20 million and take 4-5 years.

When: Friday, April 22, 2011 – 11 am

Where: Lollie Road, Conway, Ark.

- From Interstate 40 take exit 129 (Dave Ward Drive Exit).  Travel west on Dave Ward Drive for 6.25 miles.

- Turn left on Lollie Road.  The airport event is 4+ miles down Lollie Road. You will make a right turn at the 2.5 mile mark and a left at the 3 mile mark,  but you will remain on Lollie Road.

- Total distance from the interstate is 10.6 miles (approx 15+ minutes)

Who:     Mayor Tab Townsell, US Rep.

New weight limits for highway traffic

New weight limits for highway traffic

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  Beginning February 14, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will enforce new weight limits on several State Highways in the Fayetteville shale areas, according to AHTD officials. Arkansas Highway Police will strictly enforce the newly posted limits that have been established because of significant damage to the roadways from existing traffic.

The new restrictions are located on a total of 133 miles on 13 sections of highways in Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Independence, Van Buren and White Counties. Eight of those sections will drop from 80,000 pound limits to 73,280.