Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line (Future I-57)

Location Public Hearing and Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Job Number 100512

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Public Hearings

Dec. 13-15, 2022

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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducted three Location Public Hearings 🔗 to present and discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) 🔗 for the proposed Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line (Future I-57) connection in Clay, Greene, Lawrence, and Randolph counties.

The DEIS promotes informed decision making in the development of a transportation solution(s) to improve mobility and economic development within the project area, the region, and the nation as an important enhancement of the national highway system. The purpose of the Location Public Hearing was to present the Preferred Alternative for the project and to solicit comments on the DEIS.

Location Public Hearings

December 14, 2022
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Pocahontas Community Center
300 Geneva Dr.
Pocahontas, Arkansas


December 15, 2022
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

M.B. Ainley Community Center (Banquet Room)
536 E. Elm St.
Corning, Arkansas


These meetings were held as an open house with no formal presentations. The same materials were available at each meeting. The public was invited and encouraged to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments. Project information and meeting materials 🔗 are available on this project website.

Meeting Materials

The electronic version of the DEIS, as well as all other meeting materials for the Location Public Hearings, is available on the Meeting Materials 🔗 page of this website. 

Public Comment Period

The public comment period was open November 13, 2022 to January 24, 2023.


For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Caitlin Hetzel with the Garver project team at PublicInvolvement@GarverUSA.com 🔗 or call 501-823-0730 to request a phone conversation.


Anyone needing project information or special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is encouraged to write to Caitlin Hetzel, 4701 Northshore Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72118, call (501) 823-0730, or email PublicInvolvement@GarverUSA.com 🔗. Hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Arkansas Relay System at (Voice/TTY 711). Requests should be made at least four days prior to the public involvement meeting.

Notice of Nondiscrimination: The Arkansas Department of Transportation (Department) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion (not applicable as a protected group under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Title VI Program), disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the Department's programs and activities, as well as the Department's hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the Department's nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Joanna P. McFadden Section Head - EEO/DBE (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), P. 0. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203, (501) 569- 2298, (Voice/TTY 711), or the following email address: joanna.mcfadden@ardot.gov 🔗

Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.

ARDOT Job 100512