Construction continues on US 412 Bypass

Highway 412 Bypass main lanes under construction through the Spring Creek Park subdivision

Construction Continues on US 412 Bypass

One of the largest projects in Arkansas highway history continues toawrd its Mid-2019 completion date in Benton County. The US 412 Bypass (CA0907 in AHTD parlance), a new terrain, controlled access roadway facility of 4.5 miles was bid December 22, 2014. The low bidder was Eutaw Construction Co. of Aberdeen, MS with a bid of $100 million. Bid tabulation available here.

Construction began on the project in March 2015, including roadway embankment with bridge structures for a four lane divided segment of Hwy. 412 and a full freeway interchange with I-49 just south of the Lowell exit. The project includes 2250 tons of structural steel and over 240,000 tons of concrete.

Vicinity map showing current highway construction in southern Benton and northern Washington counties. US 412 bypass highlighted in red. Map Source: AHTD via

The US 412 bypass is a part of the long-term plan for a freeway facility to bypass the Northwest Arkansas cities. The ultimate goal is to connect existing freeway segments at US 412 in Tontitown and the Beaver Lake bridge east of Springdale.

CA0907 is part of the Connecting Arkansas Program, a voter approved temporary half-cent sales tax to fund continued construction of four-lane highways to connect all four corners of the state. For more information on CAP, see

Springdale pulls Contractor's bond for Turnbow Park

Photo Credit: Downtown Springdale Alliance

Springdale pulls Contractor's bond for Turnbow Park

The City of Springdale has announced the removal of JLA Construction of Battlefield, Missouri from the Walter Turnbow Park project in downtown Springdale. The Contractor failed to achieve substantial completion by August 31, 2016 per the contract. The Contractor's surety, United Fire & Casualty Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was notified on August 29.

A press release from the city stated "Although the City has been consistently working with the contractor in an effort to expedite the completion of the park, the contractor was not able to perform at the level that was expected. Since the contractor has not reached substantial completion, the City of Springdale has called in the bond and removed the contractor from the project. The contractor was given every opportunity to complete this project in a timely manner; they were not able to do so." Read the full press release here. JLA Construction is also currently under contract with the City of Springdale on the nearby Murphy Park improvements.

Construction has taken place throughout downtown Springdale in 2016, including the renovation of Tyson JTL building, ongoing restoration of the original Tyson Headquarters, utility relocations by Springdale Water Utilities, and the installation of stop signs at intersections with Shiloh St, Main St, and Holcomb, St.