Program Management

To effectively assist in the pre-construction phases of projects, maintain and report information related to construction projects.

Jessie Jones, P.E.

Division Head

Phone: (501) 569-2262
Fax: (501) 569-2623

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Our Mission

The mission of the Arkansas Department of Transportation’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 four 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.  A cash forecast for projects is also handled by the office.

The Construction Contract Development 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 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), Statewide Transportation Alter­natives Program (TAP), Arkansas Recreational Trails Program (RTP), and the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program (ACTSEP).

The Project Development Section handles a variety of functions. This section programs Department projects and assigns state and federal-aid project numbers. 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 (STIP). They also maintain, update and distribute Staff Minutes from the bi-weekly Staff Meeting.

The Program Funding Section is responsible for obligating and monitoring funding of various types of projects, tracking federal fund balances, cash forecasting, and preparing various reports for Division and Department Management.

Learn More

For more information about this sector of ARDOT, choose a topic below.

Construction Contract Development
Local Project Administration
Program Funding
Project Development
Statewide Transportation Improvement Program
Construction Contractor Information
Construction Bids