FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Sep 24, 2018
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): L. Lamor Williams
City breaks ground on Geyer Springs railroad overpass project
A long anticipated railroad overpass on Geyer Springs Road will soon be underway. Once completed, it will mean that vehicles and emergency responders will no longer be held up due to trains.
The Geyer Springs Railroad Grade Separation Project is one of several regional projects undertaken to improve motorist safety and emergency response times by constructing an overpass to eliminate at-grade railroad crossings on arterial streets.
The project will construct an overpass at the Union Pacific Railroad mainlines at Geyer Springs Road. Geyer Springs Road will be improved to a four-lane street with turn lanes at intersections and sidewalks along both sides of the street. The project limits are from 65th Street to Hutsell Road. A future city project will improve the last two-lane section of Geyer Springs Road from Hutsell Road to 56th Street.
The project is administered by staff at the Civil Engineering Division of the Little Rock Public Works Department. The overall budget is $10 million funded in part with an 80 percent grant from the Federal Highway Administration (as administered by the Arkansas Department of Transportation). Matching funds are from the 2013 – 2018 Capital Improvement Bonds for Streets and Drainage and the LR CENT 3/8 Cent Capital Improvement Sales and Compensating Use Tax.