Future I-57


Public Hearings

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), conducted three Location Public Hearings.

December 13, 2022
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Williams Baptist University (Moody Room)
22 McClellan Dr.
Walnut Ridge, Arkansas


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 public was invited and encouraged to visit any time during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.

Present and Discuss

These hearings presented and discussed 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 this Location Public Hearing is to present the Preferred Alternative for the project and to solicit comments on the DEIS.