The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) is seeking comments on a project to widen Arkansas Highway 112, between U.S. Highway 412 in Tontitown and Howard Nickell Road in Fayetteville, according to a Thursday (Sept. 16) news release.
The 4.3-mile project to widen Highway 112 from two to four lanes is expected to go to bid in late 2023, according to an ArDOT presentation. Dave Parker, public information officer for ArDOT, said a construction timeline has yet to be determined as it is early in the project. Funding for the project has yet to be identified, and a total cost estimate is unavailable, he noted.
ArDOT recently released a virtual presentation for the project that will include seven roundabouts, a center median and sidewalks, according to plans. The presentation was broken up into three jobs. Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Link here for project documents.
The job between Howard Nickell Road and Greathouse Springs Road will include roundabouts at Hidden Acres Road, Clear Creek Boulevard and Greathouse Springs Road. Also, the Clear Creek bridge will be replaced.
The job between Greathouse Springs Road and the Don Tyson Parkway extension includes a roundabout at New Hope and Steele roads. The job between the Don Tyson Parkway extension and Highway 412 includes roundabouts at the Don Tyson Parkway extension, Apple Blossom Lane and the Fletcher Avenue extension.
Parker said another virtual meeting is expected to take place on that project, but a date has yet to be set.
In another Northwest Arkansas project, ArDOT has extended the comment period for the Western North-South Connector study until 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3.
Earlier this summer, ArDOT took comments on the $87.9 million project to widen Highway 112 between Tontitown and Bentonville. Construction on that nearly 12-mile widening project is expected to begin in 2023 with completion in 2025 or 2026.