Grand Glaise Road to Provide Access to White River

June 16, 2004

NEWPORT - Access to a popular and fishable portion of the middle section of White River will be increased by the building of a 1.4-mile road and parking lot by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

The hard-surfaced road in Jackson County will be about 10 miles south of Newport and will run from the Union Pacific railroad east to the former river port of Old Grand Glaise.

The agency’s commissioners approved the project at their May meeting, and it will be one of seven major access works in the summer of 2004 funded by Marine Fuel Tax monies. These funds are state taxes paid on fuel used in boats.

The Grand Glaise road will help fishermen and other visitors reach a point on the river where steamboats landed in earlier times. It is located off Arkansas Highway 367

The road and parking lot will cost an estimated $125,000.

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