Update- November 4, 2020:
Process is being made on the new bridge! Concrete blocks are being placed where the bridge will cross.
We love seeing the progress being made in this area and are excited to see the finished product.
Update- September 25, 2020:
The sun is shining and things are in full swing on Pump Station Road. The area is being cleared and dirt is moving. Much of the remaining pieces of the old bridge have been removed and they are preparing the area for the brand new, two-lane bridge.
Such an exciting project to watch unfold!
Update- August 25, 2020:
Great news! Construction is underway-- The process has officially begun. Trees are being cleared and dirt is being moved. Each month we will post progress pictures that will allow residents to watch as the new bridge is built.
We are excited about the upcoming months and look forward to seeing the finished product!
Update- August 13, 2020
Throughout the past three years, we have been complying with state requirements, which have now put us much closer to a reconstructed bridge. During the process, we learned that Pump Station Road is under the purview of the Arkansas Department of Transportation. This has made the process a bit more challenging to navigate. The review period alone was 18 months. After many discussions with ARDOT, we are happy to announce that a bid for the project has been awarded to APAC-Central and construction on the Pump Station Road Bridge will begin this month. The new bridge will be two lanes with a redesigned structure.
The estimated duration of construction is five months, so we are hopeful to have it completed by January 2021. Each month starting on the first day of construction, we will update our website and Facebook page with information and progress photos. Together we will watch as the bridge is rebuilt.
To all residence of Springdale, we appreciate your patience with this project. We are looking forward to the end results!
Update - November 15, 2019
The City of Springdale is in the appraisal process of acquiring Right-of-Way and Easement so we can begin to relocate utilities. We are currently working with franchise utilities to get their infrastructure relocated to the outside of Right-of Way. Plans are also still in the design process with ARDOT. We do not have a set date for when the construction will begin, this will be determined by ARDOT when this project can go out for bid. We anticipate utility relocation to begin next month (December).
Update - Sept. 19, 2018
This project is currently under design, facilitated by ARDOT. To learn more about this project, please click here.
Update - April 25, 2018
The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) has retained McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. to perform survey work for the replacement of Pump Station Road Bridge.
On April 24, 2018, the City Council approved funding for this project from the 2018 Street Bond Construction Fund, and designated the Pump Station Road Bridge as a bond project. The City will pay project expenses utilizing funds of the 2018 Bond Construction, and ARDOT will reimburse the City of Springdale 80% of the costs of this project when the appropriate federal funds become available.
Oct. 20, 2017
Pump Station Road Bridge was irreparably damaged after the April 2017 flood. Until recently, we have been working with FEMA to evaluate the damage to Pump Station Road Bridge. FEMA finished its evaluation and it was determined the City will work through the Federal Highway Administration to replace the bridge. This will require a 20/80 funding match.
City Council voted Oct. 10 to utilize federal aid emergency relief funds for the replacement of the bridge. The Arkansas Department of Transportation will take over the engineering and construction of the bridge, and the City will be responsible for handling the right-of-way acquisition and utility adjustments. We do not currently have a timeline for when the work will be finished, but we will post updates as information becomes available.