Ark. Highway Commission Approves Bids for Improvements in White County

Jun 13th, 2013 | By admin | Category: News and Features

LITTLE ROCK (6-10) — The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved bids for improvements to roadways in White County, according to highway officials and County Judge Michael Lincoln.

The purpose of the project is to widen 0.18 mile of Highway 367S to three lanes from Highway 67 to Highway 367 (Dewitt Henry Drive) in Beebe.

JCI Construction, Inc. of Mayflower, Arkansas was awarded the contract at $1,071,737.10.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete by Spring 2014.

The purpose of the second project is to surface 1.5 miles of County Road 149 (Blackjack Mountain Road) from Highway 31, westward.

White County of Searcy, Arkansas was awarded the contract at $157,984.55.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete by this fall.

The previous 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.

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