Installation of a traffic signal to manage traffic; connection of sidewalks on either side of the railroad tracks near the intersection.
Why is It Important?
This multi-lane 4-way stop is inefficient and difficult to traverse safely. With large volumes of traffic from nearby industries and the University of Arkansas athletic facilities, improvements are necessary to provide a sufficient level of service.
What is the Current Status?
The design for the traffic signal is complete. The City worked with the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad (AMRR) to develop an agreement for the necessary railroad improvements associated with this project. The plans have been submitted to ArDOT for permitting. Once the the ArDOT permit has been issued, this project will be ready to bid for construction.
When Will it be Completed?
The City expects to receive the ARDOT permit by January 2023. At that point, the bidding process can begin. It is expected that the bid opening will be held in late February or early March of 2023. Construction could then begin by June 2023.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.