MARCH 3, 2004 - Posted at 5:05 p.m. CDT
JONESBORO, AR - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Craighead County.
According to Commission Chairman Buddy Benafield, the purpose of the project is to re-surface 4.3 miles of Highway 1 in Poinsett and Craighead counties. The project will extend from just south of Jonesboro southward into Poinsett County. The apparent low bidder was Atlas Asphalt of Jonesboro with a bid of $529,012.60.
"Resurfacing this section of Highway 1 will mean safer travel for motorists and insure a good driving surface for years to come," Benafield said.