Arkansas toll road bill signed into law

| 3/6/2003

A bill that will allow Arkansas to more easily build toll roads is now law.

SB218, now Arkansas Act 296, 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.

Although the bill does not specify which toll roads would get built, The Arkansas News Bureau reported the first was likely to be a bypass around Bella Vista.