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The Arkansas Department of Transportation is conducting a study of the Highway 59 and Highway 72 corridors in Benton County. These corridors have experienced a significant amount of growth in recent years, and this study will provide information to see if improvements are needed to satisfy the new demands that growth has put on the traffic. The study will consider Highwy 59 from Siloam Springs to the Missouri State Line and Highway 72 between Highwy 59 in Central Gravette and Interstate 49.
Over the past couple of months, the City of Decatur Arkansas Parks Department has worked steadily at bringing a new feature to the Old City Park. The Old City Park is a piece of property that is wedged between Second Street and Pool Street and is best known for the location of the public swimming pool. On a plateau of land above the public pool, and that is easily accessed off Pool Street, lies a couple of tennis courts that date back to approximately 1981. It is one of these courts that has been converted to two Pickleball courts, bringing the citizens of Decatur the opportunity to try their hand at the fastest growing sports in the United States. (Sports & Fitness Industry Association (2023, February 22). SFIA's TOPLINE REPORT SHOWS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RATES INCREASED FOR A FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR. WWW.SFIA.ORG. RETRIEVVED jULY 31, 2023 FROM https://sfia.org/resources/sfias-topline-report-shows-physical-activity-rates-increased-for-a-fifth-consecutive-year/)
If you missed the public meetings regarding Passing Lane on 59, the map shared with us by ARDOT is displayed in the Decatur Municipal Building (City Hall) for you to view. Drop by and see for yourself what the plans are.
McClelland Consulting Engineers and the City of Decatur this February completed a $9 million wastewater treatment plant expansion that included a process conversion from a sequencing batch reactor to Arkansas' first membrane bioreactor (MBR) system.