From Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department:
LITTLE ROCK (4-17) - The designation of State Highway 549 will require new exit numbers in Texarkana, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
A large portion of existing Highway 245 will be re-designated as State Highway 549. Highway 549 will go from Doddridge to Texarkana where it will maintain a path along existing Highway 245 to Arkansas Boulevard. From there, Highway 549 will continue northeast on a new location and cross Interstate 30. It will then turn back to the west to intersect with existing Highway 71 just north of Texarkana.
The exit changes shown on the attached map will go into effect when Highway 549 is opened within a month. An additional media release will be sent when the opening date is scheduled.
This project is part of the future Interstate 49 corridor which help link the Gulf of Mexico with Canada through western Arkansas.
Motorists should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel related information can be found at ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.