“What is going on with the Southwest Trail?”
This is probably one of the top 3 questions we get from outdoor enthusiasts. It’s nice to get some news.
Pulaski County is a step closer to seeing the Southwest Trail come to life. Pulaski County received a $880,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Transportation to begin construction of the Southwest Trail. The county owns approximately 4.2 miles of the former Rock Island Railroad right-of-way heading from Hilaro Springs Road to the Pulaski/Saline County line–the future home of the Southwest Trail.
One wood railroad trestle has fallen into disrepair and two former wood railroad trestles have been destroyed. The existing wood trestle has not had regular maintenance causing the wood pier supports, girders, and other wood components to rot and…(more)
Source: Grant Received to Begin Southwest Trail Construction – Pulaski County