SPRINGDALE (KFSM) -- After years in the making, the Springdale Northern Bypass is set to open soon.
The bypass will officially open April 30.
Construction on the first section of the bypass is complete. A ribbon cutting was hosted at 11 a.m. Wednesday (April 18) on the bypass west of the new Interstate 49 interchange.
The bypass will have four lanes. It begins at an interchange with the existing Highway 412 west of Tontitown, and will end with an interchange west of Beaver Lake, according to ARDOT.
Communities in the area of the new bypass include Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Tontitown, Elm Springs, Bethel Heights, Lowell, Sonora and Cave Springs.