The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) will host public meetings in Bentonville and Centerton to show and take comments on the preliminary findings to improve segments of Arkansas Highway 102 and U.S. Highway 62, spanning Bentonville, Centerton and Rogers. The segments of highways to be discussed include from state highways 102B (Main Street) in Centerton to 94 North (Second Street) in Rogers.
The meetings will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Peterson Auditorium at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, 1000 S.E. Eagle Way, in Bentonville and from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at Reach Church, 900 W. Centerton Boulevard, in Centerton. The meetings will follow an open house format, and the public will be able to view displays, ask questions and give comments.
In 2016, the Arkansas Highway Commission directed ArDOT Director Scott Bennett to study the need and feasibility to improve five segments of state and U.S. highways in Northwest Arkansas, and the findings on the segments of highways 102 and 62 are a result of that direction. In October, ArDOT presented preliminary findings for improvements to a segment of U.S. Highway 412, between Arkansas Highway 112 in Tontitown and 40th Street in Springdale. Other highways to be studied include U.S. Highway 71B, between highways 412 and 264 in Springdale and Rogers; Arkansas Highway 59, between highway 72 west and east in Gravette; and highway 94, between Highway 71B and Old Wire Road in Rogers.