Bella Vista Street Department
The City of Bella Vista took over Street Department operations from the Bella Vista Village Property Owners Association in 2012, and now provides residents with services including street repair, right-of-way maintenance, mowing, street signage, snow removal and more.
The city maintains over 550 miles of paved streets and some additional miles of unpaved streets within the city limits. City streets are either chip and seal pavement, chip and seal slurry covered or asphalt.
In addition, the Arkansas State Highway Department maintains three state and/or federal highways running through the city — Arkansas 340 (Lancashire Boulevard), Arkansas 279 (Forest Hills Boulevard) and U.S. Highway 71.
Bella Vista Street Department is funded primarily from three sources: state turnback funds, Benton County turnback funds and transfers when needed from the city’s General Fund. In the past, in the event of natural disasters, FEMA grants have been awarded to the city for repair projects. Please click here for turnback funds by month.
In 2015, the City Council approved a one-mill increase to help pay the cost of road improvements in the city.
All funds from these sources, with the exception of transfers from the General Fund, must be allocated for street-related uses. Typically, day-t0-day operation of the department — maintenance, resurfacing contracts, street lights, etc. — are paid from the General Fund. Please click here to view the annual street budget.