LITTLE ROCK (5-13) - Highway 549 will open to traffic Wednesday, May 15th in Texarkana, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.
On Tuesday, April 30th, a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new location of (Highway 549) (Texarkana Loop), from Arkansas Boulevard to Highway 71 north of Texarkana.
It was hoped that Highway 549 would open to traffic last week. However, poor weather conditions contributed to a delay. Work is now being completed and the highway will open to traffic during the day on Wednesday.
This project is part of the future of the Interstate 49 corridor which will 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.