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Public Meeting in Bentonville on Southeast 14th Street Proposal by Arkansas Department of Transportation

Bentonville to hear feedback on highway improvements

BENTONVILLE — The Arkansas Department of Transportation is seeking public input on proposed enhancements to Southeast 14th Street, also known as Arkansas 102, between J Street and Interstate 49.

The department will host a public meeting on the matter from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bentonville Community Center, 1101 S.W. Citizens Circle, as stated in a news release from the department.

The planned project aims to alleviate traffic congestion in the area, which is expected due to the development of the new Walmart Home Office campus, as per the department’s website.

“The campus expansion will drive innovation and increase opportunities for the community,” the website states. “It will also bring more people to the area, resulting in increased usage of Highway 102, which has already experienced a 220 percent increase in daily traffic since 1990.”

The public can review meeting materials and submit written comments online at using the provided comment forms. Alternatively, individuals can print the form and mail it to: Environmental Division, 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR, 72209.

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Comments will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 29, according to the release.

Those without internet access may contact Ruby Jordan-Johnson at (501) 569-2379 or [email protected] to inquire about the proposed project.

A Spanish translation of the presentation is available on the website, the release notes.