Arkansas Highway Commission approves bids for improvements

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bids for two roadway improvement projects in Poinsett County, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials and Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix.

The purpose of one project is to re-surface 1.8 miles of County Road 6 (Long Creek Lane). The work will extend 1.8 miles north from Cunningham Road to County Road 214, west of Weiner. Asphalt Producers, LLC of Jonesboro, Arkansas was awarded the contract at $311,437.88. Construction is scheduled begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The job should be complete by December 19, 2014.

This county road project is funded through the State Aid Road Program established by the legislature and administered by the State Aid Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. This program provides approximately $20 million annually from the state motor fuels tax to assist counties with projects of their choosing on the county road system.

The purpose of the second project is to install cable median barrier on Highway 63. The work will extend south from near Commerce Drive in Jonesboro to near Highway 14, west of Marked Tree. A second installation of cable median barrier will extend from near Country Road, east of Marked Tree to just north of Turrell. Collins & Hermann, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri was awarded the contract at $6,215,645.56. Construction is scheduled begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The job should be complete by fall 2015.

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