The red indicates part of the Arkansas River Trail that are complete; the green is the eventual goal.
The Transportation Alternatives Program
of Metroplan, a federal program that provides funding for sidewalks; walking and biking trails, and other structures that support safe routes for non-drivers, will provide $400,000 to Pulaski County for the Arkansas River Trail along Pinnacle Valley Road, from County Farm to Hidden Valley. The project is part of the county’s Master Trails Plan, which calls for a 100-mile River Trail. The county had requested $748,137.
Other awards were: $295,000 to Saline County for repair of the Old River Bridge on the Southwest Trail; $240,000 to Faulkner County for the Springfield-Des Arc bridge relocation; $160,000 to Little Rock for sidewalks on Roosevelt Road; $150,00 to Conway for the Dave Ward Overpass; $125,000 to Benton for a street project; $125,ooo to Maumelle for a sidewalk along Edgewood Drive; $125,000 to Jacksonville for Military Road sidewalks; $125,000 to Sherwood for Kelso Road and Burns Trail sidewalks; $125,000 to Cabot for First Street sidewalks; $112,000 to North Little Rock for Pike Avenue pedestrian improvements; $90,000 to Bryant for streetscape improvements, and $42,000 to North Little Rock for the Levy Trail from 56th Street to Kierre.
Metroplan received 18 applications requesting more than $5.5 milion; 13 projects received $2.1 million. The funds will be matched at a minimum of 20 percent by the applicant.