LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. – U.S. Highway 67 at Hoxie and Walnut Ridge is officially open.
The ribbon cutting ceremony for the highway marks the completion of a direct path from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, College City and other communities in Lawrence County to Little Rock.
U.S. 67 previously ended at Arkansas Highway 226 at Cash before continuing in Walnut Ridge/Hoxie, and heading north.
Local and state dignitaries were on-hand to mark the ribbon cutting for the community. Even mayors and local officials from Jonesboro, Pocahontas, and other communities attended. U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-Jonesboro) joined the event as well.
Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp said an interstate quality highway like U.S. 67, which ends at the Walnut Ridge city limits, is a huge opportunity for Hoxie, Walnut Ridge and the entire area.
“Even though it may take a while, I think residents will be surprised at the opportunities we will see from the opening of Future I-57,” Snapp said.
Fran Cavenaugh shared several photos with NEA Report readers. You can view them below.