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The project has been discussed for more than 25 years and is considered a priority by Northwest Arkansas and federal transportation officials. The Northwest Arkansas Council, a group of civic and business leaders, prioritized completion of the highway, describing it as one of the region’s most important projects.

The road will be a four-lane, limited access highway built to interstate standards. An interchange will be built at Missouri Route 90 west of Jane.
Watch for warning signs and safety personnel during the work. The public is advised to be cautious when traveling in the work zone.

BENTONVILLE — Missouri highway officials approved a plan to complete their remaining portion of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the Interstate 49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector.
The two projects are the last 2.5 miles from Hiwasse to the state line and a single-point urban interchange to replace the roundabout at I-49 and U.S. 71 in north Bentonville where the new highway heads west. The estimated cost of the projects is just more than $100 million.
Construction to build the new Bella Vista Bypass interchange with U.S. 71/North Walton Boulevard in Bentonville requires overnight lane closings, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday awarded a project to build the final 5 miles of I-49 between Pineville and the Missouri/Arkansas line in McDonald County, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission got a $25 million federal grant in December 2018 and gave the money to Missouri to complete I-49. The I-49 Missouri project is in the commission’s planning area.

Lane closings set

Missouri highway officials approved a plan to complete their remaining portion of the Bella Vista Bypass, also known as the Interstate 49 Missouri/Arkansas Connector.

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The Arkansas State Police said it is committed to stay with the individual as long as necessary in an effort to protect his life and asks for the continued patience of motorists traveling through the immediate area.

Stay with KNWA/FOX24 for further updates.
UPDATE (6:15 p.m.): At approximately 6:15 p.m. Arkansas State Troopers were able to take the individual into custody without incident.

Troopers first encountered the individual shortly after 9 a.m. today.
Both the north and southbound lanes of the interstate near West Fork will remain closed until further notice Tuesday morning. The Fayetteville Crisis Negotiation Team is at the scene working to negotiate with a man threatening to jump off an overpass, according to Sergeant Tony Murphy with the Fayetteville Police Department.
UPDATE (4:45 p.m.): Arkansas State Troopers and Fayetteville Police are continuing their negotiations with a man who is threatening to jump from an Interstate 49 overpass near the 51-mile marker.
Traffic is being diverted to State Highway 71 “until the incident is resolved,” police say.
Arkansas State Police said the man will be taken to a Northwest Arkansas medical facility to be examined.

Police advise large trucks to not attempt to travel back to I-49 via Highway 74 due to a large, steep hill located on switchback curves.

UPDATE (6:15 p.m.): At approximately 6:15 p.m. Arkansas State Troopers were able to take the individual into custody without incident. Arkansas State Police said the man will be taken to a Northwest Arkansas medical facility to be examined. UPDATE (4:45 p.m.): Arkansas State Troopers and Fayetteville Police are continuing their negotiations with a man who […]