Highway 102 Improvement Project

Bentonville, AR (Benton County)
Job 090646

Bentonville, AR (Benton County)
Job 090646

Enhancing a Vital Connection

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is advancing its study of proposed improvements to Highway 102, from J Street to I-49. ARDOT has reviewed current roadway capabilities and traffic studies and will now begin environmental studies and public engagement activities.

An open house was held December 14, 2023 to discuss the proposed improvements.

Click here to learn more about the public meeting event and submit your comments.

Meeting the Needs of a Growing Population 

Northwest Arkansas has experienced tremendous growth and acclaim in recent years. It was ranked the 10th best place to live by U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. The metropolitan area which includes Benton, Madison, and Washington Counties, is rapidly growing in population, with a projected population of one million by 2045!

The Walmart home office project in Bentonville is one example of this growth. The campus expansion will drive innovation and increase opportunities for the community. 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.

Community feedback will be essential to design the best solution for the increase in people moving through the area.

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Interactive Map

The study area is a 1.1-mile section of Highway 102 (14th Street), providing the main east-west connection from Interstate 49 in the east, and the residential areas to the west. The expanded Walmart Corporate campus is located south of Central Avenue, north of Highway 102 and east of J Street.

Featured Documents

See some of ARDOT’s featured documents, including our project map.

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Spotlight Project Area Map

Map showing the project area and adjacent landmarks.

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Spotlight Project Overview

Please review the introductory presentation video describing the project and ways to provide feedback.

Click to view video
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Spotlight Typical Section

A section graphic illustrating the typical roadway layout, including pedestrian access.

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Spotlight Typical Section — Two Left Turn Lanes

A section graphic illustrating the typical roadway layout, including two left turn lanes and pedestrian access.



Anyone needing project information or special communication, or accommodation needs under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is encouraged to write to HDR at 10825 Financial Centre Pkwy, Suite 212, Little Rock, AR 72211, call 479-385-2468, or email chris.deffenbaugh@hdrinc.com. Hearing or speech impaired may contact the Arkansas Relay System at (Voice/TTY 711). Requests should be made at least 4 days prior to the public meeting.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, ARDOT 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 ARDOT’s programs and activities, as well as ARDOT’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding ARDOT’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Civil Rights Officer Joanna P. McFadden (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), PO Box 2261, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2261, 501-569-2298 (Voice/TTY 711), or to 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 090646