Highway Commission approves bids for projects in Southeast Arkansas


The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for several Southeast Arkansas road projects, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

In Jefferson County, a $329,329 bid was accepted from Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company of Pine Bluff to resurface 2.7 miles of County Road 25 (Old Warren Road) in Jefferson County. The work will will extend from just north of Ryburn Road to just south of Whiteville Road.

In Dallas County, a $133,944 bid was accepted from C&F Construction Company Inc. of Smackover to resurface 2 miles of County Roads 6 and 48. The work on County Road 6 (Dallas County 236) will extend from Arkansas 7 to County Road 241, north of Sparkman. The work on County Road 48 (Dallas County 126) will extend from Arkansas 229 to Dallas County Road 115, north of Fordyce.

Also in Dallas County, a $261,504 bid was accepted from C&F Construction Company Inc. of Smackover to resurface 1.8 miles of County Roads 2 and 71. The work on County Road 2 (Dallas Co. Road 246/Nix Ferry Road) will extend from County Road 273 to Ferry Camp Road. The work on County Road 71 (Dallas Co. 301) will extend one mile south of Highway 9, south of Tullip.

In Bradley County, a $223,431 bid was accepted from C&F Construction Company Inc. of Smackover to resurface 1.5 miles of West Pine Street in Warren. The work will extend from the Warren city limits to Ainsworth Place.

In Desha County, a $239,473 bid was accepted from R. Thompson Inc. of Hamburg to rehabilitate and resurface 0.8 miles in McGehee.

The projects will begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting, and will be complete this fall.

The projects are being funded through the State Aid City Streets Program, approved by lawmakers in 2011 and voters in 2012. The program provides $20 million annually from the state motor fuels tax to assist cities with projects selected by a nine-member panel of Arkansas mayors.