Steel cable barriers like this one along U.S. Highway 412 are becoming more widespread in Arkansas.
Drivers who have noticed recently installed cable median barriers between Tontitown and Siloam Springs can expect to see more of them in the near future.
Drivers who have grown accustomed to cable median barriers installed along certain stretches of Interstate 540, meanwhile, shouldn’t get too used to them. According to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department public information specialist David Nilles, the cable barriers along I-540 will be repurposed when some portions of the highway are widened to six lanes.
The eventual removal of the I-540 cable barriers, however, doesn’t represent a wavering in the AHTD’s commitment to expanding their implementation throughout the state. In fact, while Arkansas currently has just 92.5 miles of cable barriers in place,... [ MORE ]