City of Ward


City of Ward Project Listing


Major Commercial Development

Open City Projects

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  • Safe Routes to School III/TAP Park Sidewalk Project 
    • 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
    • 6/15/20 Awaiting ARDot authority to release the project for bids.

  • ​​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 pledged $200k.
    • 6/24/20 - ARDoT approved $375,000 in additional funding.  $150,000 short-fall will be off-set by the County.
    • Bids go out in November
    • Estimated Construction Start Date: Spring 2021

  • 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 with each house affected seeking easement rights.
    • Obtaining Easements
    • The AR Department of Health has approved the engineering/construction plan submitted by Bond Engineering to remove 17+ plus homes from the vacuum system. This project is funded from a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) we received in 2019 from the AR Economic Development Commission. Bid applications will be advertised soon and construction should begin within 90 days following bid opening. Our thanks to Bond Engineering for their outstanding work on this project.

  • ​​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. 
    • Awarded the FULL amount for our 2020 AR Parks and Tourism Outdoor Recreation Grant proposal
    • May 2020 - Project on hold due to COVID-19
    • Request for Bids have been advertised
    • October 27 Bid opening
    • Request for Bids have been advertised - again
    • February 16th 10 a.m. Bid Opening 

  • Water Drainage Study
    • Awarded $21,000 from Fema​​ September 8, 2020 - This is Phase 1 of a multi-year project to study and map storm water drainage in the entire city
    • Fema will pay 75% - Cities portion is 25%
    • Approved by State and FEMA
    • Waiting on mandatory training before we can proceed

  • Upcoming Projects (Proposed)
    • ​​​​​Overlay the following streets
    • Opal from 367 to cul-de-sac
    • Helen from 367 to Willow Lake Dr
    • Willow Lake Dr from Pintar to Lakeside Dr
    • Willow Cove
    • Lakeside Dr from Willow Lake Dr to Pintar
    • Wilson Loop from Brewer St to city limits just past Weatherwood Ln


 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  8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch

After Hours Water/Sewer Emergency 501-259-0950

Ward Police Department Non-Emergency 501-843-6351