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Pea Ridge National Military Park (park) is pleased to announce that it proposes to provide new access and improved circulation to the park in conjunction with the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department and Federal Highway Administration’s relocation of Highway 62 in northwest Arkansas.The existing highway alignment runs along the southern boundary of the park and provides the only visitor access to the park. The purpose of the project is to identify a safe and convenient access road (and parking) to key features in the park while minimizing impacts on cultural and natural resources.
The Highway 62 Mitigations Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect is available for public review. We invite you to participate in the review of the proposed mitigations, the alternatives, and analysis of potential environmental impacts by going to our Planning, Environment and Public Comment website located at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=46500. A hard copy of the document will be available for public review at the Pea Ridge Library, 161 East Pickens Road, Pea Ridge, AR, and at the park Visitor Center at 15930 East US-62, Garfield, AR.
Public review for this project will open Thursday, December 4, 2014 and will close Sunday, January 4, 2015. The public’s participation in the development of this project is greatly valued and desired.
Pea Ridge National Military Park was established in 1956 to commemorate and preserve the site of the March 1862 Civil War battle that helped Union forces gain control of Missouri. The park is located 10 miles north of Rogers on Highway 62.