Ozark River Plan Hits Rough Water

Railroad Crossing Proves Barrier

Posted: January 31, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RYAN MCGEENEY --01-25-2013-- Sandy Key, director of Main Street Ozark, has been at the center of the center's ongoing dispute with Union Pacific Railroad over access to about one mile of property along the Arkansas River, leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In 2001, the railroad closed the one crossing between the city and the property, which the city hopes to use for a riverfront development project.

From the south-facing windows of the Franklin County Courthouse, the residents of Ozark can easily view a large bend in the Arkansas River.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/31/2013