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ArDOT proposes plan to replace Hwy 53 bridge; virtual public hearing May 8

Arkansas Department of Transportation

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will conduct an online public involvement meeting Monday, May 8, about the proposed improvements to plans to replace the existing bridge structure on Highway 53 over Interstate 30 near Gurdon.

The public may view the meeting materials and provide comments until 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 22.

Link to Virtual Meeting (click here)

To access the pre-recorded presentation and offer comments, click on the link above. This website will provide the same project information and handouts that would be presented at an in-person meeting.

A Spanish translation of the presentation is available on the website.

Submit online comment forms to ARDOT or print the form and mail it to: Environmental Division, 10324 Interstate 30, Little Rock, AR 72209. 

If you do not have internet access, please contact Karla Sims at (501) 569-2949 or to ask questions about the proposed project.

Anyone needing project information or special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is encouraged to write to Ruby Jordan-Johnson, P.O. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203- 2261, call (501)569-2379, fax (501)569- 2009, or email

Hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Arkansas Relay System at (Voice/TTY 711).

Free language assistance for Limited English Proficient individuals is available upon request.

This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion (not applicable as a protected group under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Title VI Program), disability, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or low-income status in the admission, access to and treatment in the Department’s programs and activities, as well as the Department’s hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the Department’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Joanna P. McFadden EEO/DBE Officer (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), P. 0. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203, (501) 569-2298, (Voice/TTY 711), or the following email address: