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Three Region 8 Projects Gain Approval for Transportation Funding

October 24, 2003 - Posted at 4:59 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln (D) and David Pryor (D) announced today that the Senate has approved more than $23 million in transportation spending requests for Arkansas.

The appropriations include $6.5 million for three projects in northeast Arkansas.

-$4 million to U.S. 412 from Mountain Home to Highway 101.  The funds will be used to widen Highway 412 to four lanes through much of Baxter County.  U.S. 412 is Congressionally designated High Priority Corridor #8.

-$1.5 million to Highway 226: Highway 67 to Highway 63.  This project is for the construction of 16 miles of Highway 226 to Interstate standards, including a new location portion, to provide a connection between the new location of Highway 67 north of Newport and Highway 63 in Jonesboro.  U.S. 67 from Newport to Walnut Ridge and Highway 63 from Jonesboro to Interstate-55 are currently being built to Interstate standards.  Improvements to Highway 226 will provide a four-lane connection between Highways 67 and 63.

-$1 million for transportation and draining plannage in Jonesboro.  The Jonesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is the newest MSA in Arkansas and one of the most rapidly growing areas in the Mississippi Delta Region.  To foster the MSA's economic growth, comprehensive transportation and drainage plans need to be developed.

 

 

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