The Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department (AHTD), has conducted a comprehensive environmental
study and has prepared the necessary environmental documentation for the
proposed North Belt Freeway in Pulaski County, Arkansas. The U. S. Army Corp of
Engineers Little Rock District was a cooperating agency in the preparation of the
This North Belt Freeway is
proposed to be a four-lane, divided, fully controlled access (Interstate type)
facility constructed on new alignment with interchanges at selected locations.
It would include two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction separated by a
variable width median.
This project will connect the
I-430 / I-40 interchange with the Hwy. 67 / Hwy. 440 interchange in order to
improve local and regional traffic service. Communities in and around the study
area include Sherwood, Jacksonville, Gravel Ridge, Runyan Acres, North Little
Rock, and Oak Grove.