AHTD IDENTIFIES PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE FOR HIGHWAY 162 IN ALMA
LITTLE ROCK (10-25)
Two alternatives were evaluated in the EA and presented at a Location
Public Hearing on September 13th, 2007.
Alternative 1 would provide a connection from Highway 162 to Highway 64
This alternative meets the primary purpose and need of the
project by providing an overpass of the Union Pacific Railroad, thus enhancing
safety and improving traffic operations. The
alternative is adequate to carry the corridor’s projected traffic volumes, and
should thereby satisfy the needs of the area for the next twenty years.
Alternative 2 is the shortest and least expensive of the alternatives and
had the highest number of supporting comments from the public, support from the
The next step in project development will be to conduct surveys, archeological work and preliminary design. Once the preliminary design is completed and the right of way limits are established, a Design Public Hearing will be held in the area. After comments from this Design Public Hearing have been addressed, the AHTD will request approval from the Federal Highway Administration in order to proceed with implementation of the proposed improvements as funds become available.