Friday will be a day that has been 40 years in the making.
In the 1970’s, work started to turn Highway 63 into the Jonesboro bypass project. Highway 63 eventually became a four-lane road that would connect Jonesboro to I-55.
After four decades and $250 million of work on the highway, the numbers will change.
During a ceremony at St. Bernards Auditorium, US 63 will become the new Interstate 555. The new I-555 will consist of 44 miles from Highway 49 in Jonesboro to I-55 in Crittenden County.