Buffalo National River, Harrison, AR – The National Park Service is working with the Federal Highway Administration to make repairs in Erbie, located in Newton County, Arkansas. Heavy rain and flooding over a three day period in May of 2015 caused extensive damage to Compton-Erbie Road (County Road 19), County Road 57, and Erbie Campground Road (County Road 79). The proposed improvements would repair the damage and provide a more sustainable transportation facility. At County Road 19 the proposed improvements would rehabilitate a 2.7 mile section of the road through the replacement of the base and surface course of the road and grading of the road and ditches for better drainage. Two low-water crossings would be replaced with vented fords and the road approaches would be reconstructed. The first low-water crossing is located along County Road 57 at Cove Creek, and the second is located along County Road 79 at Cove Creek.
The Environmental Assessment for these repairs is now open for review and comment through May 15. Hard copies are available at Buffalo Point Ranger Station, Tyler Bend Visitor Center, Steel Creek Contact Station, Park Headquarters, Marion County Library, Searcy County Library, Newton County Library, and Boone County Library.