Counties Impacted
McDonald
Project Status
Planning Phase
Route Impacted
Interstate 49

Project Facts:

  • Complete final five miles of I-49 in Missouri between Pineville and Missouri/Arkansas border
  • Relocate four-lane divided highway to the west of existing Route 71
  • New roadway will meet interstate standards with access only at interchanges
  • New interchange at Missouri Route 90 west of Jane
  • Funded by $25 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) federal grant
  • When Missouri/Arkansas Connector completed, I-49 will stretch 290 miles between Kansas City and Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Existing I-49 project was completed in December 2012

Estimated Total Project Cost: $47.9 million

Project Timeline:

  • Updating highway plans 2019-2020
  • Award to contractor spring 2020
  • Completion 2022

Project Updates

  • Highway Commission Approves Finances, Timeline for

    03/06/2019

    McDonald County – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved the finances and timeline for completion of the last five miles of I-49 in Missouri, known as the Missouri/Arkansas Connector.

    In December 2018, MoDOT...