BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The City of Blytheville is proposing a $3.1 million road construction project to be considered for funding through the State Aid Street Fund.
Blytheville Mayor James Sanders says the money would be used to make needed improvements from Byrum Road to Division, a high traffic area that includes school zones.
"What I'm trying to do is to see if we can get some State Aid (Street Fund) money that can come in and put sidewalks, to curb, gutter, and do that to those streets."
The State Aid Street Fund is a program available through Amendment 1, a half-cent temporary sales tax passed by Arkansas voters in Nov. 2012. The purpose of the tax is to fund a four-lane highway that connects all parts of Arkansas, and to provide counties and cities with money for local street improvements.