Highway work to begin in 3 SEA counties


Bids have been open for highway projects in Jefferson, Bradley and Cleveland counties, the Arkansas State Highway Commission announced Monday.

Jefferson

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids to resurface approximately four miles of County Road 14 near Pine Bluff, Jefferson County Judge Mike Holcomb and the commission said in a press release.

Cranford Construction Co. of North Little Rock was awarded the contract at $413,848.

“These improvements will begin at the Grant County line and continue eastward,” Holcomb said.

Holcomb said work could begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting, and is expected to be finished this summer.

Bradley County

The highway department has opened bids to resurface approximately four miles of Highway 63, north of Warren.

Jet Asphalt & Rock Co. Inc. of El Dorado, was awarded the $495,038 contract. Improvements will begin at the Saline River and go southward, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

Work could begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be completed later this year.

Cleveland County

The highway department has opened bids to resurface approximately two miles of County Road 20, near Kingsland, Cleveland County Judge Gary Spears said.

The contract of $174,680 was awarded to C & F Construction Co. Inc. of Smackover.

“These improvements will begin at Highway 8 and continue to County Road 22,” Spears said.

Completion is expected in the fall on this project, Spears said, adding that work could start in two to four weeks, weather permitting.

County Road funds

Improvements through the County Road project are funded through the State Aid Road Program established by the legislature and administered by the State Aid Division of the highway 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.