The mission of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Program Management Division is to effectively assist in the pre-construction phases of projects, maintain and report information related to construction projects.
The Program Management Division is made up of an Administrative Office and three Sections.
The Administrative Office includes the Division Head, Assistant Division Head and an Office Administrative Assistant V. Their duties include management of all activities within the Division including personnel, budgets, distribution of mail, work assignments, review of all memos, correspondence and project maps that are distributed. They also maintain, update and distribute Staff Minutes from the bi-weekly Staff Meeting. A cash forecast for projects is also handled by the office.
The Construction Contract Procurement Section's responsibility is the advertising, letting and award of roadway construction contracts. This includes contractor prequalifications and the selling of plans, proposal documents, and specification books.
The Local Federal-aid Project Administration Section's responsibility is the administration of the Department's Partnering Program. Surface Transportation Program (STP) Attributable Program. Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Attributable Program, Intersection Improvement Program (IIP), Arkansas Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP).
The Program Support Section handles a variety of functions. This section programs Department projects, assigns state and federal-aid project numbers, adjusts funding allotments, requests authorization to obligate federal funds, and manages the balance of all federal-aid funding categories. This section also maintains a database and creates location maps for all Department projects along with various other Department mapping needs. This section assists in the development of and amendments to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program