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NWA Bella Vista Bypass Industry Tour


Please join us on Thursday, February 11th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a guided industry tour of the new Bella Vista Bypass project! This is a great chance to safely network with other ABC members while getting an inside look at multiple phases of significant highway construction.


All ABC Members and Prospects are welcome! There is no charge to attend.


Reservations are required.




Our industry tour of the Bella Vistas Bypass project consists of two parts - ARDOT CA0905 and ARDOT CA0903.


ARDOT CA0905: 2.5 miles of new alignment of the future I-49 corridor of the future Bella Vista Bypass.  This is the final 2.5 miles of roadwork from the Arkansas/Missouri State line to the South.  This project consists of the construction of 4 new bridges, a 6 barrel 8x6 box culvert and excavation of just over 2,000,000 CY of material. 


ARDOT CA0903: 2.8 miles of roadway widening and new overpass bridges of the future I-49 corridor of the future Bella Vista Bypass.  This project is the southernmost tie in to the new alignment and the existing I-49 roadway just South of Bella Vista.  This project consists of modification/widening of an existing bridge, demolition of 2 existing 200' bridges, construction of 3 additional bridges, construction of a new 6 barrel 12' x 11' box culvert, and 906,000 CY of excavation.


By February 11, 2021, CA0905 will be substantially complete. CA0903 will be approximately 60% complete. Crews will be working on new bridge structures over old HWY 71 and finishing up the large box culverts that will be under the new alignment.




3:30 p.m. | On-Site Registration


Bella Vista Bypass – “North Project”

Attendees will meet at the first stop - the North project.



Take 549 North until you can’t go any further to the intersection of 549 and Rocky Dell Hollow Road (34 on map below).

Attendees will be taking their own vehicles to the South project following the run through of the North project. Attendees may choose to carpool with masks if preferred.




3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Emery Sapp & Sons’ Project Executive, Jason Eldredge, will kick off the tour with an overview of the North project. Afterwards, he will guide attendees in their vehicles to the South job where we will get to see more in-progress construction. At both stops, he will discuss the unique characteristics and challenges of the overall project.



Please RSVP by Monday, February 8th to [email protected] or call 501-812-0828 for questions.



This event is hosted in conjunction with our NW Young Professionals Group.


Event Disclaimer:

ABC Arkansas is taking enhanced health and safety measures to make this event as safe as possible for our attendees and staff.  An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  Attendees should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend. By attending this event you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. We appreciate your cooperation during this unprecedented time.  Visit the CDC website for the latest guidelines.