Official start of bypass celebrated

Crowd gathered in the heat Friday to break ground on bypass which is to become a part of planned Interstate 49

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Commissioner Dick Trammel, at the mike, was emcee for the highway groundbreaking ceremony at Hiwasse Friday. Among those on the podium, from the right, are, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. Area State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard, Gravette, is sitting to the right of the American flag.

Commissioner Dick Trammel, at the mike, was emcee for the highway groundbreaking ceremony at Hiwasse Friday. Among those on the podium, from the right, are, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, and Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. Area State Representative Mary Lou Slinkard, Gravette, is sitting to the right of the American flag.
Photo by Dodie Evans

HIWASSE — After some 20 years of planning, surveying and hoping, a groundbreaking Friday afternoon saw the official start of a segment of what one day will become part of Interstate 49, but locally called the “Bella Vista Bypass.” The ceremony, held under a large tent on a 100-degree July day, was attended by area dignitaries, Arkansas Highway Department personnel and state officials, including Governor Mike Beebe, who joined U.S.


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