Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District!

Founded in 1966, WAPDD serves the six counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian by providing a variety of resources, services and information.

In this role, we assist area leaders and residents in areas like community and economic development, workforce development, transportation improvement, emergency 911 services and much more.

“The mission of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District is to foster community and economic growth in our local economy by providing community and economic development, workforce innovation, transportation and emergency planning and various other professional services in support of our Region.  We are the central catalyst for community-centered economic development that links our counties, cities and businesses with state, federal and private resources to aid in a higher quality of life while promoting future growth for all citizens of Western Arkansas.”

Explore what WAPDD is already doing for Western Arkansas, and what we are ready to do for you today!


Issue for Bid Plans and Special Provisions

THE BID DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 5:00 PM CST ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2021

BID OPENING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO OCTOBER 1, 2021 10:00 AM CST

Addendum #1

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers August 27, 2021

Questions and Answers September 15, 2021

Invitation to Bid

Legal Notice

Job Special Provisions

Plan Holders List

Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Arkansas River Lift Bridge

Bridge 410.6 Existing Bridge Plans

Bridge 410.6 Existing Electrical Plans

Bridge 410.6 Existing Signals Plans

COVID-19 Information

Stay up-to-date with some helpful information and links as we make it through this pandemic together!

Recent News and Announcements

Ready for Life Website

The Ready for Life Website is up and running! This valuable tool is available to assist with your Workforce needs. Visit: Readyforlife Read More