Elm Springs Overpass Improvements Planned

City To Share Cost With Highway Department

Posted: February 26, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Motorists using a cramped bridge over Interstate 540 could soon have more room to maneuver.

Meeting Information

Springdale City Council

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: City Council Chambers, City Administration Building

On the agenda:

-Demolition of 317 E. Emma Ave., the Brown Hatchery building

-An interlocal agreement for hazardous materials spills in Washington County

-Approval to use federal aid to build a Razorback Greenway trailhead on Sanders Avenue

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Is WalMart going to help pay for this? The proposed store there is going to increase traffic volume, but the city and state are stuck with the bill.

Posted by: TheHunter

February 26, 2013 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

you think the improved and increased sales tax revenues that store is going to bring to springdale won't cover that million dollars?

Posted by: MartinBalsam

February 26, 2013 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Not when they close the other Walmart down, Martin. "You can fool some of the Martins all of the time, but some of the jlonbers' none of the time."---Sprouse

Posted by: JailBird

February 26, 2013 at 9:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Walmart will keep both stories open. I mean really if you know Springdale, only the illegal people from the eastside of the tracks use that store!!!!!

Posted by: 101stnamvet

February 26, 2013 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

There are different demographics, however, all spend $. I live on the east side, and actually I shop at Neighborhood Mkt. and see a diverse people there as well.

Posted by: Commentor

February 26, 2013 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )


"I mean really if you know Springdale, only the illegal people from the eastside of the tracks use that store!!!!!"

That is complete and utter BS. I'm sure illegals from many places use the store. What difference does it make who is using the store anyway? Pleanty of life long residents use the store as well.

I'm a 101st Vet as well.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 26, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The "Mexican problem" in Rogers is the issue that put our knuckle-dragging Teabagger chucklehead on the road to Congress. How dare anybody say that Mexicans serve no purpose?

RE "That is complete and utter BS."
As I've tried to point out to you before, being a veteran does not automatically give people special qualifications for anything besides veteran's benefits. A dolt is a dolt-- veteran or not.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 26, 2013 at 12:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

the springdale store will NOT close it is a a top 5 earner every month of all the stores
why do you think it is never updated? makes $$ hand over fist with out the dressing---

it will stay open and this new store will be a great for s'dale

all the Har-Ber mafia and thornberry militia can now go this this one instead of pleasant grove or the f'ville one without fear of seeing "poor" people

Posted by: MartinBalsam

February 26, 2013 at 3:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE: The "Mexican problem" in Rogers by Kitty

I thought we were talking about Sprindale not Rogers. Turn the page Kitty.

Posted by: JailBird

February 26, 2013 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

if they are going to put in a walmart across from macadoodles then they probably just should make it a 10 lane bridge and get it all done with once and for all.

Posted by: oldrustynut

February 26, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE: "The 'Mexican problem' in Rogers by Kitty"
I merely point out that 101stvet and rufusmccoy overlook the potential of having all of those "illegals" in town. For example, Mr. Womack managed to present all of the "Mexicans"-- American citizen, resident alien and illegal alike-- as a problem, instead of getting off on the wrong foot by calling all Mexicans "illegals".

If Rogers can get such a fine statesman out of a nonexistent problem, then somebody in Springdale should be able to exploit "Mexicans" in a prodigious manner as well. That somebody will, of course, have to have more discernment than 101stvet or rufusmccoy.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 26, 2013 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brown skin and speaking Spanish doesn't equal illegal immigrant or Mexican for that matter either. I assume all folks are Americans unless I know otherwise.

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 26, 2013 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speaking of Womack and his predecessor:
Where are they when Spdle needs some highway money for these interstate overpasses?

Boozer whined, himmed and hawed when it came to getting money for the Tyson Blvd connection to 540. These guys are near useless for highways in this region
and both are in the majority House party who controls the funds.

I noticed Womack had no problem securing 10 million for a special access road to Walmart in Benton county. But Springdale, which votes 60% Repub, gets nothing.

Time to rethink representatives.

Posted by: cdawg

February 27, 2013 at 1:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I am all for the widening of the Elm Springs Bridge. But do you think they could spend a few hundred bucks on an additional stop sign where Wagon Wheel meets Puppy Creek Rd. Traffic backup would be decreased since Wagon Wheel traffic could stop and go, rather than waiting on the off ramp traffic. Just a thought.

Posted by: RussellPG

February 27, 2013 at 7:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE To Tankersley 101 You must be a namvet who came home to become a liberal war protester! Your views smell of the old vets hippe!

Posted by: 101stnamvet

February 27, 2013 at 7:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

101 stvet, no he is just not BITTER!

Posted by: CEW1

February 27, 2013 at 9:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

"RE To Tankersley 101 You must be a namvet who came home to become a liberal war protester! Your views smell of the old vets hippe!"

Oh really. You obviously must not read most of the discussion here. No, I've more often been labeled as one of those darned winger Neo-Cons.

I was in OIF I (2003) w/ the 101 by the way, hardly the a shau valley. That was one of my 6 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. That doesn't include my years of experience across Europe building partnerships w/ our NATO allies.

Air Assault!

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 27, 2013 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

1st Air Calvlary!

Posted by: JailBird

February 27, 2013 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's wrong with protesting war ? Why does it make you a liberal.

Posted by: Hillary

February 27, 2013 at 1:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

1st Air Cavalry Division (Airmoble) Camp Radcliffe, An Khe, Vietham. Airframe & powerplant mechanic. Tech Sergant. My Dad fixed lots of bullet holes and replaced lots of windshields. Presidental Unit Citation. He protested the war the whole time he was over there and here. He sure was not a liberial.

Posted by: JailBird

February 27, 2013 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Garry Owen, Moneymyst. Garry Owen!

Posted by: Tankersley101

February 27, 2013 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

RE "Garry Owen!"
Good tune-- even on bagpipes.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 27, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Famous 7th Cavalry quote:

"How many damned Indians did you say was over that hill, Maj. Reno?"---Gen George Armstrong Custer

Posted by: JailBird

February 28, 2013 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )