PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE IDENTIFIED FOR PRESCOTT
LITTLE ROCK (8-8)
The Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department (AHTD), in conjunction with the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA), has selected a Preferred Alternative for the Highway 371
Railroad Overpass in
Environmental Assessment (EA) was completed for the proposed railroad overpass
on Highway 371. After careful
consideration of information contained in the EA and the comments received at
the Location Public Hearing held on May 31, 2007, Alternative 3 has been
identified as the Preferred Alternative for the proposed project.
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Preferred Alternative includes connecting Highway 371 to Highway 67 and
providing a railroad overpass on new location southwest of the existing Highway
371 railroad crossing. This
alternative, which connects back to Highway 67 the closest to downtown
next steps for the project will be completing surveys and conceptual design.
Once a conceptual design is prepared and the right of way limits are
established, a Design Public Hearing will be held.
After comments from the Design Public Hearing have been addressed, the
AHTD will request approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in
order to proceed with implementation. Acquisition
of right of way and construction of the improvements can be scheduled once FHWA
approval is obtained as funds become available .