Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Arkansas’s 2010-2013 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that new road capacity projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (54 percent). Safety projects comprise 18 percent of the STIP.* Road maintenance/minor widening projects make up 11 percent of the spending, and bridge maintenance/replacement projects comprise 9 percent. Transit projects account for 5 percent of the STIP and bicycle/pedestrian projects 2 percent. Projects classified as “other” make up 1 percent of the planned spending. No bridge capacity expansion projects were identified nor were road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway). share
Proposed Spending, FY 2010-2013
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$316.93|
|New Road Capacity||$1,567.74|
* Safety projects include $251 million for statewide right-of-way/utilities/CENG projects funded in part by federal safety funds.