Highway commission approves work in Southeast Arkansas


The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved bids for improvements to roadways in several counties in Southeast Arkansas, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Dallas County

In Dallas County, Jet Asphalt & Rock Co. Inc. of El Dorado was awarded the contract at $1,495,514 to resurface 4.8 miles of Highway 8. The work will extend west from Hall Creek to just east of Russell Trail near Manning starting in two to four weeks, weather permitting, and should be complete by summer.

Desha County

The highway commission approved a bid to resurface 5.5 miles of Highway 1, south of Watson. The work will extend north from Highway 138 in Kelso. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. of Pine Bluff was awarded the contract at $1,053,153. Crews should start work in two to four weeks and the project should be complete this summer.

Jefferson County

In Jefferson County, Redstone Construction Group, Inc. of Little Rock was awarded a contract at $208,527 to resurface 0.8 mile Highway 46 in Redfield. The work will be performed between Interstate 530 and Highway 365 starting in two to four weeks and should be complete this spring.

Grant County

Two projects in Grant County were approved, according to AHTD.

Cranford Construction Co. of North Little Rock was awarded a $810,122 contract to resurface 5.3 miles of Highway 270 at Poyen. The work will extend east from the Hot Spring County line to the Saline River.

Four miles of Highway 167-B will also be resurfaced south from Highway 270 in Sheridan by Cranford for $1,058,671. Work on both projects should begin in two to four weeks and finished this summer.

Drew County

Two projects were approved in Drew County.

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. of Pine Bluff was awarded a contract at $1,482,580 to resurface 2.9 miles of Highway 425 between Henley Drive to just south of Deerfield Drive in Monticello starting in two to four weeks. Work should be finished by summer.

The highway commission also approved a bid to resurface 1.5 miles of streets in Wilmar. C&F Construction Co. Inc. of Smackover was awarded the contract at $256,667. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks and be complete this summer. This project is being funded through the State Aid City Streets Program approved by lawmakers in 2011 and voters in 2012.

Details: Visit IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com or follow the highway department on Twitter @AHTD.