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Road bids opened

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Jefferson County, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

The purpose of the project is to install a cable median barrier along 15.4 miles of selected sections of Interstate 530. Interstate Highway Construction, Inc., of Englewood, Colorado, was awarded the contract at $2,297,318.52.

The improvements will begin at Highway 104 and continue southward to Highway 65.

Work on the project could begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2013.