that will allow Arkansas to more easily build toll roads has passed the
House and is on the way to the governor, and to becoming law.
sponsored by Sen. Dave Bisbee, R-Rogers, is designed to clarify the powers
of the state highway commission to construct turnpikes and toll roads,
allowing the board to act as the state’s toll authority and to issue revenue
bonds to finance those roads.
of Representatives voted 88-8 in favor of the bill Feb. 24. The Senate
had already voted in favor of the bill Feb. 17.
the bill does not specify which toll roads would get built, The Arkansas
News Bureau reported that the first was likely to be a bypass around