May 2020
Volume 72    Issue 5

Highway connection through Ouachita Mountains — Arkansas Tunnel study

Mining Engineering , 2020, Vol. 72, No. 5, pp. 110-110
Wang, Eric; Sandiford, Ray; Fugett, Michael


The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) initiated a high-level tunnel feasibility study for the proposed East-West arterial highway under Hot Springs National Park as part of its due-diligence comparison of an open-cut versus a tunnel option to create a bypass to lessen traffic impacts on historic Hot Springs. The new tunnel on the proposed East-West bypass highway would be situated approximately 2 km (1.25 miles) north of a planned intersection with Highway 70, 

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