Metroplan Awards Millions in Grants for Central Arkansas Projects


Metroplan Awards Millions in Grants for Central Arkansas Projects

The Metroplan Board of Directors has approved millions in grant funding for 14 projects in central Arkansas through its Surface Transportation Block Grant and Highway Improvement Programs.

The projects are:

  • Construction of 5.3 miles of the Southwest Trail in Pulaski County ($3 million).
  • Construction of 2.5 miles of the Southwest Trail in Saline County ($1.2 million).
  • Improvements to Pike Avenue in North Little Rock ($3 million).
  • Completion of the Bryant Parkway ($3 million).
  • Construction of 1.6 miles of the Southwest Trail in Benton ($1.04 million).
  • Installation of a Gap Creek signal in Sherwood ($276,000).
  • Construction of a Highway 31 Overpass Multi-use Path in Lonoke ($436,000). 
  • Reconstruction of Salem Road in Conway ($750,000).
  • Construction of the Power Line Trail in Sherwood ($750,000).
  • Construction of a Congo and Shenandoah Roundabout in Benton ($1.18 million).
  • Construction of a West Main Street Realignment in Jacksonville ($1.16 million).
  • Construction of a trail connection between War Memorial Park and the Children’s Library in Little Rock ($750,000).
  • Shannon Hills Drive Bridge Replacement ($200,000). 
  • Installation of super shelters for riders across the Rock Region Metro service area ($256,000).