Jun 22, 2021 - Politics

Bentonville City Council to vote on slew of road work contracts

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Bentonville has several contracts totaling more than $2.3 million up for approval.

What's happening: The City Council will vote Tuesday night on 11 different contracts for work related to streets and drainage, according to the council's agenda.

Why it matters: Voters approved the projects in April as part of a bond extension. About 81% of voters were in favor of $19.75 million going toward drainage work, and 82% were for $173.5 million going toward streets.

Details: The two most expensive projects up for approval are a $535,000 contract with Crafton Tull for work at Moberly Lane from Southeast 14th Street to Southeast 8th Street, and a $518,477 contract with McClelland Consulting Engineers for Water Tower Road, from Southeast 6th Street to East Battlefield Boulevard.

  • The section of Moberly Lane, a three-lane road, will be converted to five lanes.
  • The section of Water Tower Road will be a four-lane road with a raised median and a roundabout at the intersection of Water Tower Road and Battlefield Boulevard.
  • Both roads will be made more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly.

What else: Other bond project-related contracts the council will vote on tonight include:

  • $346,000 — Southwest I and Southwest 41st Streets intersection
  • $237,090 — Northwest 9th and D Streets
  • $196,287 — Southwest 3rd and C Laterals
  • $171,852 — Southeast C Lateral
  • $139,520 — Northwest 8th and F Streets drainage
  • $74,475 — Southeast Lateral D
  • $54,200 — Southeast Henry and F Streets drainage
  • $34,600 — Northwest 5th Street and Bella Vista drainage
  • $22,050 — Southeast 6th Street and Main Lateral damage

Go deeper: You can find more about each of these projects here.

Go to the meeting: 6pm Tuesday at City Hall or online here.

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