Panel OKs bid for Cleveland County road project

The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Cleveland County.

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. of Pine Bluff was awarded the contract at $342,910 to resurface 2.7 miles of roadway in Cleveland County.

Construction will begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting, and should be finished this summer, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials and Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears.

Work will be conducted on the following:

• Parker Loop, extending east from Highway 63 South of Pine Bluff, 1.5 miles.

• Ryburn Road at U.S. 63 to West Gate Road, west of Woodlawn, 1.2 miles.

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 highway department. Details: Visit or