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AHTD approves bids for projects in Craighead, Greene and Crittenden Co.

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department announced the approval of bids for projects in three counties Monday.

According to the news release, bids have been approved for projects in Craighead, Greene and Crittenden County.

The project in Craighead County is to pave about two new miles of Highway 226 west of Jonesboro. The new addition will extend the highway one mile west of Craighead County Road 203 to Highway 49 east of Gibson.

Asphalt Producers, LLC of Jonesboro was awarded the $4,862,871.16 contract. Construction will begin in two to four weeks and be finished by next fall.

In Greene County, part of the construction of the Highway 412 Bypass will get underway in two to four weeks. The project will pave about five miles of new road to extend east of Highway 49 to connect Highway 412.

Delta Asphalt of Arkansas, Inc. of Paragould got the $7,092,131.09 contract. The eastern portion of the bypass is expected to be finished in spring 2015.  The western portion will begin in 2015, according to the AHTD.

The Crittenden County project will be to reconstruct about two miles of Interstate 40 and to work on six bridges in West Memphis. It is a part of the 2011 Interstate Rehabilitation Program.

The $32,123,725.94 contract was awarded to Koss Construction Company of Topeka, Kansas.

Construction on this project will also begin in about two to four week and be expected to be completed by summer 2015.

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