Hwy. 67/167 to Be Designated Future I-57

Nov 1st, 2017 | By | Category: Top Story

Jim Wooten, who recently announced he will seek a seat in the Ark. Legislature – (R) State Representative, District 45, stands next to a sign which will soon be seen on Hwy. 67/167. In a meeting of the Ark. State Highway Commission, after a federal approval was received, it was recommended to change Hwy. 67/167 to an interstate – I-57. The Federal Highway Administration signed off on the designation. The actual change depends on when the highway joins the Missouri highway system, according to Danny Straessle – Public Information Officer for the Ark. Dept. of Transportation. “No money has been designated as of yet,” commented Straessle Tues. morning. Talking about the importance of the move to interstate status, Straessle said, “ When courting industry, the future I-57 is a step in that favorable direction to potential industry.”