Highway Construction Projects underway in South Arkansas

 

 

*5 of the top 25 largest highway construction projects are currently taking place in South Arkansas. The projects under construction are listed below:

  • New Ouachita River Bridge – Highway 167, Union and Calhoun Counties – The award amount for this project is $29,442,371 and was granted on 11/5/2014. This project is estimated to be completed Early 2019. This construction project is to construct a new bridge over the Ouachita River on Highway 167.
  • Highway 274-North Widening – Highway 167, Calhoun County – The award amount for this project is $28,964,147 and was granted on 2/26/2018. This project is estimated to be completed Mid 2019. This construction project is to widen 7.102 miles of Highway 167.
  • Highway 79-North/County Road 525 – Highway 82, Columbia County – The award amount for this project is $22,175,162 and was granted on 3/23/2016. This project is estimated to be completed Late 2018. This construction project is to widen 4.236 miles of Highway 82 at Magnolia from two lanes to five lanes.
  • Hampton Highway 274 Widening – Highway 167, Calhoun County – The award amount for this project is $21,759,588 and was granted on 7/28/2017. This project is estimated to be completed Late 2019. This construction project is to widen 4.265 miles of Highway 167.
  • El Dorado Highway 335 – Highway 167, Union County – The award amount for this project is $21,195,751 and was granted on 10/13/2015. This project is estimated to be completed Late 2018. This construction project is to widen 5.039 miles of Highway 167 from two lanes to five lanes.

*Source: Arkansas Department of Transportation

 

 

 


COUNTY SALES TAX

2017 receipts from local-option sales taxes –

           County                    County Tax Receipts          % Change 2016-2017     County Sales Tax Rate

  • UNION COUNTY                   $16,423,749                                  5.49%                           2.00%
  • OUACHITA COUNTY            $8,828,722                                    0.07%                           3.00%
  • COLUMBIA COUNTY           $4,989,980                                   -0.98%                            1.50%
  • CALHOUN COUNTY            $1,565,247                                     4.51%                            2.50%

*Source: Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration

 

 

 


Golden Triangle area mapWhy do business in South Arkansas?


The GTEDC region is located in south central Arkansas and centrally located in the United States, and is within a day’s drive of 52 percent of the nation’s population.

The Golden Triangle area represents a population of 100,000, and the region encompasses the cities of Camden, El Dorado, Magnolia, Hampton and Smackover and supports the Arkansas counties of Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita and Union.

South Arkansas is the right site for your next business investment.

  • Our region offers you a greater return on your investment.
  • Our workforce has grown through hard work, skills, and an appreciation for quality.
  • We have positioned ourselves to stay competitive as the needs of companies change.

 


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