Road Department

Welcome to the Crawford County Road and Highway Department.
Judge Dennis Gilstrap
As your County Judge, with our staff of 42 employees, I manage approximately 300 miles of paved roads and streets and another 600 miles of graveled county roads in our diverse county. During the last six years, we have acquired many new pieces of equipment which work from about April to late November paving as many miles of county roads and highways as our budget allows. We have many new graders who work all year to keep our improved roads in good shape for our growing population.

County Office
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3703 Pointer Trail East
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Annually, we spread approximately 200,000 tons of gravel to county roads, put in new culverts, clean and improve drainage ditches, cut back trees and shrubs that impede traffic and continually look for other ways we can improve our county’s highway and road system.

We hope you will find this site helpful and informative. Our new road standards have been included as well as forms for single family driveways, road bores, road cuts, heavy haul permit, private road grading request and any private road development. All utility companies operating in Crawford County should take note of the new standards which could affect their operations on and under our county roads.

All new public roads, subdivision streets, and private road developments have fees and permits that will be required. Contact the County Judge’s office before any plans are developed for these projects.

All required permit fees may be paid by Check, Money Order or Cashier’s Check, made payable to Crawford County Road Department.
Hours of operation are:
Summer: Monday thru Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Winter: Monday thru Friday
7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Telephone Number: 479-474-6017
Fax Number: 479- 471-3251
Email address:

Permit Forms available for download:

Heavy Haul Permit Road Cut Permit Road Bore Permit
Driveway Permit Application for Private Road Development
Private Road Disclosure Statement Private Road Grading Request

State wide free call from any telephone – Dial 811
Judge Hall, Asst. Superintendent David Burkhart and Road Superintendent
Chris Keith accept ten new road graders in February, 2011.
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