Highway 16 Utility Relocations and Upgrades

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What is this project?

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will be widening 15th Street (Hwy. 16), between S. College Ave. and Huntsville Rd. During the widening of this stretch of highway, the water and sewer lines in the area will need to be relocated. Some of the water and sewer lines will be upgraded when the relocations take place. 

Why is it important?

The water and sewer relocations must be done to facilitate the ARDOT widening project. The increased capacity of any lines upgraded during the relocation process will benefit the area in the future.

What is the current status?

McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. has been selected to provide engineering services for the water and sewer relocations associated with ARDOT Job 040579 – S. College Ave. to Huntsville Rd. Widening Improvements. Engineering design for the water/sewer relocations and water main replacements is complete. Easement acquisition has begun, and the project is under review by the Arkansas Dept. of Health.

When is completion expected?

Public bidding is expected by late 2019 with construction will beginning early 2020.

How was this project funded?

This project is funded from within Water/Sewer Relocations – Bond Projects, and will be approximately 62.8% reimbursable by ARDOT after completion.