Northwest Arkansas Council wants input on regional infrastructure priorities

Bella Vista Bypass construction / Photo: Arkansas Department of Transportation

Residents of Washington and Benton counties are being asked to fill out a survey to help the Northwest Arkansas Council set some priorities for the coming years.

The organization recently reestablished its infrastructure work group to pursue funding that’s now available through the new Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

The group includes representatives from area companies, along with the region’s largest cities, counties and several other organizations.

The survey asks about highway expansions, broadband, public transportation, water protection, recycling and how to prepare for an expected surge in use of electric vehicles.

“We know projects with a clearly defined vision that include collaboration and communication among multiple partners will receive favorable treatment for these types of awards,” said Nelson Peacock, Northwest Arkansas Council president and CEO. “Northwest Arkansas has a strong history of using regional approaches, and the survey is a great way to gain a full understanding of what residents see as priorities.”

Survey participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of five $100 Walmart gift cards. The survey closes on Tuesday, March 22.

» Take the online survey here