Highway 549 will open to traffic on Wednesday May 15th.That's according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. A ribbon cutting dedication ceremony was held back in late April, but poor weather conditions led to the opening being delayed by around a week.

The loop will run from Arkansas Boulevard to the south, across Interstate 30 to Highway 71 North of the city. This project is part of the future Interstate 49 corridor which will link the Gulf of Mexico with Canada through Western Arkansas.

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