Ms. Luann Little’s 4th Grade Gifted Class at Shaw Elementary in Springdale, AR has been working on a special project about highway construction, since the Hwy. 412 Bypass is going to be built near the school. The 11 students took on various roles to look at the project through different perspectives. The roles consisted of Botanist, Biologist, Geologist, Economist, Land Owner, Lawyer, Government (AHTD), and Civil Engineer. Keith Clark, Transportation Division Manager, was invited to speak to the class to provide them with the perspective of the contractor and answer any questions that they might have concerning construction. The class will take the information that they have gathered from their areas of research and put together a presentation for the school and community. At Eutaw, not only do we build highways, but we help build young minds as well.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department earlier today agreed to pay nearly $101 million for the construction of the first section of the U.S. 412 Bypass of Springdale, meaning one of the Northwest Arkansas region’s highest priority projects should start being built early next year.
The $100,620,381 bid went to Eutaw Construction of Aberdeen, Mississippi to build the four-mile, four-lane section of the highway that will make the drive to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport quicker. There were seven construction bidders, and Eutaw submitted the lowest bid.
The start of the U.S. 412 Bypass of Springdale is occurring because statewide voters approved a half-cent sales tax in November 2012. That sales tax is supporting the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP).
Eutaw has been awarded the Capitol Street Improvements in Jackson, MS. The project consists of converting the existing traffic on Capitol Street from one-way to two-way circulation, from Gallatin Street to State Street. Major features of work include: reconstruction of sidewalks, mill and overlay asphalt pavement, construction of mini-roundabouts at four intersections, traffic signal modifications at 5 intersections, landscaping, and demolition of parking garage ramps. Approximately 8,000 CY of excess and borrow excavation will be conducted on the project.
Eutaw begins work on a $10,246,865 project for the City of Ridgeland. Scope of work includes widening of Lake Harbour Drive from Hwy 51 to Northpark Drive.