Public Hearing - 07/12/20
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.
The virtual hearing was hosted on this site Sunday, July 12, 2020 through Wednesday, August 26, 2020.
The virtual location public hearing (no in-person meeting) provided the below materials for review and comment, including the draft Environmental Assessment (EA), exhibits, and an interactive preferred alternative map.
Public Hearing Packet
Hearing Summary Sheet
Link to Preferred Alternative Interactive Map
Trail Alignment Overview Map
Draft Environmental Assessment
Appendix A - Preliminary Alignments and Public Involvement (A-1a)
Appendix A - Preliminary Alignements and Public Involvement (A-1b)
Appendix A - Preliminary Alignements and Public Involvement (A-2, A-3, A-4)
Appendix B - Exhibits of Retained Alignment Options and Modified Primary Alignment Carried Forward in EA
Appendix C - Agency and Tribal Correspondence
Appendix D - Section 4(f) and 6(f) Coordination
Appendix E - Cultural Resources
Appendix F - Streams and Wetlands Assessment (F-1a)
Appendix F - Streams and Wetlands Assessment (F-1b)
Appendix G - Protected Species Habitat Assessment
Appendix H - Prime Farmland Conversion Rating Form
Appendix I - Analysis of Other Actions Regarding Cumulative Impacts
Impacts Associated with Alternatives
Comparison of Impacts of Project Alternatives
Typical Section - Roadway with Sidepath
Typical Section - Pathway on Boardwalk
Typical Section - Shared-Use Path Along Rural, 2-Lane Roadway
Typical Section - Shared-Use Path Along Rural, 4-Lane Highway
Typical Section - Shared-Use Path Within Abandoned Railroad ROW
Typical Section - Shared-Use Path Along Rural, 2-Lane Highway
Trail Safety and Security
Public Meeting - 11/13/18
Pulaski, Saline, and Garland counties, in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), conducted three public involvement meetings to present and discuss location alternatives for the Southwest Trail.
These were open house meetings without formal presentations. The public was invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view exhibits, ask questions, and offer comments.