(VIDEO) In small towns across Arkansas there is a constant effort to maintain existing roads and bridges. Most local leaders are doing this on a tight budget as they maximize their resources. As a great example, take two minutes to look at the issues in Independence County.
Story by George Jarred, Talk Business & Politics, October 10, 2019 One measure for a vibrant local economy is the number of commercial real estate projects underway. In Jonesboro, the Embassy Suites by Hilton and Red Wolf Convention Center project is nearing completion and the new surgical tower on the St. Bernards medical campus should […]
By Joe Quinn, Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Executive Director In many ways there are probably no Arkansas elected officials who have a better finger on the pulse of a community than a county judge or small town mayor. Spend some time wandering through a county courthouse, or a modest city hall that shares space with […]
By Frank E. Lockwood Arkansas Democrat-GazetteThursday, September 26, 2019 WASHINGTON — As a share of the overall economy, U.S. infrastructure spending is lower than it has been at any time since 1956, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., warned Wednesday. “Current infrastructure gaps are anticipated to cost the United States $3.9 trillion in [gross […]
By Jeff Della Rosa, Talk Business & Politics, August 1, 2019 Emery Sapp & Sons Inc. of Columbia, Mo., will build the final segments of the Bella Vista Bypass in Arkansas over the next two years. On Aug. 1, the Arkansas Highway Commission approved two bids submitted by Emery Sapp & Sons. Combined, the bids were […]
by Noel Oman The Arkansas Department of Transportation will use an accelerated construction method for the first time on a $12.6 million project to replace two small bridges on Interstate 30 crossing De Roche Creek, which marks the boundary between Hot Spring and Clark counties. Under the method, the new bridges will be constructed next […]