Local officials and state highway officials were on hand to day for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new leg of Highway 549,  a northern loop around Texarkana, Arkansas.The $150 million dollar project extends the loop from Arkansas Boulevard across Interstate 30 and then intersects with Highway 71 north of Texarkana. There will be two exits between Arkansas Boulevard and 71. One will be at Interstate 30 and the other at Sanderson Lane.interstate 549