What is the Southwest Trail?
Pulaski, Saline, and Garland Counties, in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, are studying location alternatives for the Southwest Trail. The purpose is to provide a connection to Hot Springs National Park, the Old River Bridge on the Saline River, the Little Rock Central High School Historic Site, and the Arkansas River Trail System that allows for pedestrians and bicyclists to safely enjoy outdoor recreation while providing an economic stimulus to the local and regional economies.
The purpose of the Environmental Assessment (EA) is to identify a preferred trail alignment that minimizes the negative impacts to the natural and social environment while addressing the needs of the project to the greatest extent possible.
Public Hearing Materials
Pulaski, Saline, and Garland Counties, in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration, conducted a virtual location public hearing to present and discuss the preferred alternative for the Southwest Trail (bicycle and pedestrian path) connecting the City of Hot Springs with the City of Little Rock. This meeting was held July 12-August 26, 2020.
Recent News about the Trail
- KUAR: Public Comments Being Heard on Southwest Trail (08.07.20)
- Arkansas Business: Southwest Trail Takes First Steps from Little Rock to Hot Springs (04.20.20)
- THV11: Pulaski County eyes old bridge for Southwest Trail as grant money arrives (02.26.20)
- KUAR: Grant to fund construction of part of Southwest Trail in Arkansas (02.25.20)