Mailing Address: PO Box 237 Ward, AR 72176
​Physical Address: 405 Hickory St

 Ward, AR 72176

City Phone: 501-843-7686
Water Department Phone: 501-843-2271
Email Address:
City Office Hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency 501-259-0950

Ward Police Department 501-843-6351

City of Ward


City of Ward Project Listing


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Open City Projects

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  • WasteWater Treatment Plant​ 
    • Start Date:  7/17/17
    • Progress Reports (Updated 2/19)
    • UV Roof Construction will begin this week (10/21/19)
    • Natural Gas line installed
    • Generator start up test will be scheduled in near future
    • ​Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects: 1) UV Roof construction will start this week 2/17/20; 2) Generator start up test will be scheduled in the near future
  • Safe Routes to School III/TAP Park Sidewalk Project (Updated 7/20/17)
    • Awaiting Permission from the AHTD to put the project out for bid.  (1/24/18). 
    • January 2019 - Obtaining right-a-ways and then project will be released for bid.
    • 100% Fed Funded (reimbursable)
    • Down Industrial Drive and around the big ball field - Down Green Apple/Weatherwood from 319 to Wilson - Down Orchard Hollow and left on Chantileer and then back on 319 to Wilson Loop Ext
    • Bid packages will release SOON
    • Metroplan Project to add sidewalks 
      • ​Down Peyton to Magnolia
      • Down Brewer to Markham​​​
    • ​Submitted January 7th
    • 2/17/20 Awaiting ARDot authority to release the project for bids.

  • ​ Safe Routes to School Phase IV (SRTS IV) was approved to be submitted to Metroplan
    • ​Submitted to Metroplan for Additional Funding (decision will becoming in late February

  • Hwy 367/319 Intersection Improvements 
    • Estimated completion date:  Summer 2020
    • ​AHTD is the lead on this project.  
    • 1/31/19 - Scope Meeting with Ward Mayor, Ward Street Supervisor, Engineering and Planning members of ARDOT, and members of Garvin Engineers.  Project is in complete redesign. 
    • A public hearing will be forthcoming.
    • 2019.04.08:  Click to view Timeline of Project
    • 30% Design Presented to ARDot (October 2019)
    • ARDot Reevaluated Project Cost (previous cost $750k - estimated new cost $1.9M
    • 2020 Surface Transportation Project proposal submitted seeking $525k from Metroplan and $525k from ARDOT. The City and the County have pedged $200k.

  • AR Economic Development Grant $200,000 will remove 17 houses off Vacuum Wastewater System, which will eliminate 12 pits 
    • ​Official Presentation by Governor - October 24,. 2019
    • Water/Wastewater Superintendent & Chief Engineer will be going door-to-door of the 17 houses affected seeking easement rights.

  • Site Plan for Legacy Farm went before the Planning Commission in September. The homes will be of the design of a modern farm house with a minimum of 2,000 sq ft.

  • ​​2020 AR Parks and Tourism Grant Request: The city's Park and Recreation Director and the Mayor will brief the project proposal to the Committee on October 29. The 50/50 matching grant request is to build a new ADA Compliant Concession Stand, an ADA/All-Inclusive Playground, and a new 200' ball field. More information by December 2019.