This animated traffic model illustrates the solution developed by AHTD engineers to provide access to completed portions of the Bella Vista Bypass. Ultimately, the interchange that links the bypass to I-49 will be a single-point urban interchange (SPUI), but this facility will not be constructed until the last section of the Bella Vista Bypass is constructed from Benton County Road 34 to the Missouri state line. At this time it is unknown when that will happen.
In an effort to keep moving forward, AHTD engineers developed this modified connector that will enable access to completed sections of the bypass. Residents of Gravette, Hiwasse, and western areas of Bella Vista will be able to use completed sections of the bypass to access I-49 via the modified connector.