November 2020 General Election, Issue 1 and Arkansas Roads

  “The passage of Issue 1 is truly a victory for the State of Arkansas. The continued investment and progress in our roads will increase safety and mobility and provide economic opportunities for generations to come. This success is due to a strong collaboration by all stakeholders.

First and foremost, thanks to Governor Asa Hutchinson for his vision for the future when he unveiled his Long Term Highway Funding Plan in 2019 and his continued support and leadership. His legacy will not be forgotten.

Thanks to the leadership of Representative Jeff Wardlaw and Senator Lance Eads for being the lead sponsors for the legislation that resulted in Issue 1.

Thanks to the Good Roads Foundation and the Roads and Bridges Coalition for their vital support that was crucial to this victory.

And last but not least, thanks to Arkansas’ voters for understanding the value of good roads. Page 2 Issue 1 Statement.

In 2012, 58% of voters approved a temporary ½ cent sales tax for a set of state highway widening projects that were clearly defined. This provided ARDOT an opportunity to prove that we can deliver what we promise, and I am proud to say we have done just that. ARDOT is well on the way to accomplishing what we promised in 2012 and will do so ahead of schedule. This paved the way for Issue 1, which allows for the continuation of the ½ cent sales tax.

ARDOT considers the approval of Issue 1 a vote of confidence from all Arkansans. We are committed to delivering the Renew Arkansas Highways program as promised and doing so efficiently and effectively. Thanks to everyone for giving ARDOT the resources needed to meet the public’s expectations and make the State Highway System the best it can possibly be.”

Director Tudor


The Governor's Long Term Highway Funding Plan


Meeting Displays

Projects Funded
Through 2023
2024-2033 Draft Program of
Bridge & Pavement Improvement
Potential Projects for 2nd
Connecting Arkansas Program
New Highway Program




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