Trail to close in Ben­tonville

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - STAFF RE­PORT

BEN­TONVILLE — Con­struc­tion to widen In­ter­state 49 will re­quire a sec­tion of the Arkansas Mis­souri Trail at North­west Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege to be tem­po­rar­ily closed.

The clos­ing be­gan Tues­day and is ex­pected to con­tinue through Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to Arkansas High­way and Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment of­fi­cials.

Mov­ing util­i­ties will re­quire clos­ing the trail be­tween Phyl­lis Street and the col­lege cam­pus.

Ad­vance warn­ing signs and bar­ri­cades will be in place to com­mu­ni­cate the trail’s clos­ing.

The project is part of the agency’s Con­nect­ing Arkansas Pro­gram and in­cludes widen­ing more than three miles of I-49 to three lanes in each direction. Con­struc­tion is ex­pected to be com­pleted later this year.

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