May 20, 2015
TRAIL CLOSINGS – Progress has been made with cleanup efforts, but more flooding is expected. The Arkansas River Trail will be closed through the weekend to all users between Burns Park and the Big Dam Bridge. Please see more info here. Also- portions of the trail in Little Rock will be closed due to Riverfest.
Broadway Bridge Construction Closing Portions of the Arkansas River Trail
The staging areas and pre-construction work is making it necessary to detour the Arkansas River Trail in several places on both sides of the river. Use caution.
Leave No Trace’s new list of 12 sites for edu. & community projects includes Pinnacle Mt. State Park. http://tinyurl.com/qd2urvl
Restrooms, bike repair station and new walkway coming to the Big Dam Bridge
Little Rock Parks and Recreation was awarded a $120,000 outdoor recreation grant from the Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism for the construction. The City of Little Rock, the Big Dam Bridge Foundation and Arvest Bank joined efforts to raise $120,000 in matching funding for the $240,000 project. See more. http://tinyurl.com/ltsvzk3
New temporary Little Rock route
Construction to widen the sidewalk on the north side of Cantrell Road east of Dillard’s is now complete. Please use this temporary route until a new dedicated and safe trail can be built. The city of Little Rock will be installing Bike Route signs next week. Ride with Caution.
See map of the Little Rock temporary route. tinyurl.com/lanfl57
Note: The sidewalk in front of the Episcopal School is still closed due to construction of a new sewer main.
Arkansas River Trail Task Force Advances Safety Procedures
Emergency medallions to improve emergency responder dispatch
The Arkansas River Trail Task Force is pleased to announce the addition of trail signage that improves efficiency for emergency responders dispatched to the trail. Emergency medallions are in the process of being placed at trailhead access points and along the main trail every two-tenths of a mile. Trail users will soon be able to relay information from the nearest emergency medallion to plainly communicate an exact location to 911 operators. See press release. See example.
REGISTRATION FOR THE BIG DAM BRIDGE 100 IS NOW OPEN.
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North Little Rock:
Report unsafe trail conditions: 501-791-8591
Report trail violations to 501-812-5962
Other information to 501-791-8540
To see more information about North Little Rock trail conditions, visit http://nlrpr.org/trails/.