ARDOT to Reschedule Three Regional Public Meetings

The Arkansas Highway Commission and the Department of Transportation (ARDOT) are cancelling three upcoming regional public meetings due to the current health risk situation regarding COVID-19, according to Department officials.

As recommended by health officials, ARDOT is implementing social distancing mitigation measures to help combat the spread of COVID-19 in Arkansas communities. ARDOT and the Commission have been hosting a series of regional public meetings around the State regarding the upcoming vote on the continuation of the temporary half-cent sales tax. Nine of the meetings have been completed, but the decision has been made to cancel and reschedule the final three meetings as noted below:

March 30 Batesville UACCB Independence Hall
March 31 Jonesboro ASU First National Bank Arena Auditorium
April 2 El Dorado El Dorado Municipal Auditorium

ARDOT officials will continue to collaborate with other State and public health officials on this serious public health situation. Once it has been determined to be safe for public gatherings, the final three meetings will be rescheduled.