Right now, I'm gearing up for the I-49 "Official" conversion on December 12. I even made myself a shirt on Cafe Press:
Now if I can remember what I did with it after it arrived. :(
I've received a report that the I-49 shields will be "Neutered": no state name
I need to get out and to some more field work. The new exits have been completed on US 71/I-49 north of Carthage, so I need to check them out. Work also continues just south of Fort Smith which I need to keep an eye on.
In southern Arkansas, AR 549/ Future I-49 is coming along well. Rumor has it another section may open next year.
AHTD is already putting up the signs: I found a sign yard north of town a few weeks ago.
One final thought before I close: Never EVER stay at America Best Value Inn. I have stayed at two of them this year (Memphis, TN and Marshall, TX): both were dirty, rundown and generally nasty.
Thank you and goodnight.