HOXIE, Ark. – The highway work at Hoxie is almost finished and it has many in the area excited.
U.S. Highway 67 at Hoxie and Walnut Ridge will open Aug. 11, according to Walter McMillian, District 10 engineer for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
Hoxie Mayor Lanny Tinker has said the opening of the highway could be a big boost for businesses both in Hoxie and further down in Walnut Ridge.
Not only could the new highway opening dump new business into Hoxie and Walnut Ridge but it will also make travel to Little Rock for residents in the area much easier, by connecting U.S. 226 and U.S. 67.
One group most excited about the completion is Williams Baptist College, located off of U.S. 67 in College City (soon to be Walnut Ridge, 2017). Vice President for Institutional Advancement Brett Cooper said the connected highway will be good for the area.
“For Williams, the completion of the Highway 67 freeway to Walnut Ridge is a major development,” Cooper said. “This makes it easier and quicker for students and prospective students to reach our campus from central Arkansas, and many other areas. Coming into town on a nice, new freeway will also help us make a great first impression. We are very excited about the new Highway 67.”