Times Record – Alma Focuses on Connectivity

A concentration on connectivity is changing the landscape of Alma as it works to rebrand itself as the “Crossroads of America.”

With the $9.5 million Arkansas 162 relocation project nearly complete, city plans call for a string of street overlays, sidewalks and paths to connect residential neighborhoods, schools, parks and community buildings. It is starting with a 900-foot stretch at the Alma Boys & Girls Club, but plans also call for sidewalks along major thoroughfares of Maple Shade Drive and Collum Lane to U.S. 71.

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