Marked Tree Interchange Set for Work - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro

Marked Tree Interchange Set for Work

December 9, 2002
Posted at: 12:10 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, Ark. -- A project to improve highways in northeast Arkansas is making progress. The state Highway Commission says the low bid on a piece of the project was $7.4 million. That will go to construct an interchange on US 63 at Arkansas 149 in Marked Tree.

The project will also extend the north frontage road and add a frontage road at the Arkansas 75 interchange. US 63 is a four-lane road for 44 miles from Jonesboro to Interstate 55. But only a 26-mile portion of the route is built to interstate standards, with limited-access interchanges and frontage roads.

Construction of the interchange at Marked Tree is the first step in upgrading the 18-mile section from Payneway to I-55 to interstate standards. The project could begin within six to eight weeks, and should be completed in early 2004.

Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wooden bridges ready to get the proverbial ax

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:23:00 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:52 GMT
    Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell (Source: KAIT)

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

    There are about a dozen wooden bridges left in Poinsett County and officials there are working to replace them. 

  • Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Renovation of courthouse to begin

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:13:53 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:35:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

    The Poinsett County Quorum Court plans to release funding for repairs to the county courthouse.

  • Victims of domestic abuse benefit from house bills

    Victims of domestic abuse benefit from house bills

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:22:20 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:33:36 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The Arkansas Legislature just recently passed a couple of bills that would benefit victims of domestic violence. Those bills are HB1534 or Act 577 and HB 1420 or Act 583.

    The Arkansas Legislature just recently passed a couple of bills that would benefit victims of domestic violence. Those bills are HB1534 or Act 577 and HB 1420 or Act 583.

Powered by Frankly