ARDOT to Host Public Hearing for Proposed Improvements to Highway 65B in Faulkner County

FAULKNER COUNTY | August 14, 2023 |
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The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will conduct a Location and Design Public Hearing from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, September 7 to present and discuss the proposed design plans for widening Highway 65B from Highway 64 to Bruce Street in Conway. 

The hearing will be held at the Conway Parks & Recreation, Don Owens Sports Center, 10 Lower Ridge Road in Conway, AR.

The proposed project involves widening the existing four-lane section from 10.5-foot-wide travel lanes to 11-foot-wide travel lanes, adding a 12-foot-wide center turn lane, curb, and gutter, with 5-foot-wide sidewalks on either side of the roadway. The project also includes installing a storm sewer system to address flooding issues, updating the existing signal at the intersection of 6th Street and Highway 65B, and realigning and adding a traffic signal to the intersection of College Avenue/3rd Street and Highway 65B.

Information about the project will be available and comments will be accepted Thursday, September 7, through 4:30 p.m. Friday, September 22.

Link to meeting materials

(Please note that the link to the meeting materials will not be active until September 7)

A Spanish translation of the presentation is available on the website.

Submit online comment forms to ARDOT or print the form and mail it to: Environmental Division, 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209. 

If you do not have internet access, please contact Karla Sims at (501) 569-2949 or to ask questions about the proposed project.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, ARDOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion (not applicable as a protected group under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Title VI Program), disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or /low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in ARDOT’s programs and activities, as well as ARDOT’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding ARDOT’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Civil Rights Officer Joanna P. McFadden (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), PO Box 2261, Little Rock, Arkansas 72203-2261, 501-569- 2298 (Voice/TTY 711), or to the following email address: 

Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request. 

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille. 

Contact: Ellen Coulter

NR 23-260

August 14, 2023