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State funding helps get new roads for Bay

BAY, AR (KAIT) - If you've driven through Bay lately, you might have noticed a smoother ride. Roads have finally been completed and it's all because of the State Aid Street Program. Bay received over $180,000 to repave their heavily traveled roads.

"On Main Street the edges of the roads were falling off from all that traffic in front of the school," said Bay Mayor Darrell Kirby.

Kirby said when it rains there are some roads that make it difficult to get out the neighborhood.

One street is always under water," said Kirby. "They raised that street about four inches so getting out of there is a lot easier."

Their focus was on repaving streets that saw majority of the city's traffic.

Bay teacher, Una Mae Brown, has been teaching at the high school for years and said the improvements make a big difference.

"We had many potholes before in front of the school and the resurfacing is wonderful," said Brown.

Kirby said without the funding, there's no way Bay would be driving on new roads.

"The small town street budget is just not there for big projects like this," said Kirby. "State Aid Street Program was just heaven sent to us."

Mayor Kirby said he plans to apply again for the same grant to improve more roads.

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