Roads & Bridges recognizes Future Highway 412 Bypass

A recently-opened east/west oriented freeway section in northwest Arkansas has been recognized as one of the top roadway projects in the country by one of the industry’s leading publications.

Roads & Bridges magazine recently include the Future U.S. Highway 412 Bypass in its annual list of Top 10 roads. The project, designed by Garver for the Arkansas Department of Transportation, ranked No. 5 on the magazine’s list, which ranks projects based on challenges, impact to the region, and scope of work. 

The approximately four-mile long stretch of four-lane controlled-access interstate is the first of its kind to accommodate east/west traffic in the growing region. Located just north of Springdale, Arkansas, it provides easier access to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and other attractions.  

“We were proud to help the Arkansas Department of Transportation provide the citizens of that area with a facility that had been on their wish list for a long time,” said Garver Transportation Team Leader Ron Petrie. “This new highway alleviates congestion for the growing region and provides a head start for needed roadway improvements for impending future development.”

Garver provided roadway and bridge design for the project located in the middle of the state’s fastest-growing metropolitan area connecting I-49 to the east and State Highway 112 to the west. Garver designed 10 bridges for the project, including two over Spring Creek and two over Wagon Wheel Road, four overpasses, and three interchange ramps.

The project is part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, a 10-year program being managed by Garver that includes 36 highway improvement projects across the state. 

To learn more about what Garver’s Transportation Team can do for you, visit our Transportation Services page.

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