State funding helps get new roads for Bay

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

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

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

One street is always underwater," said Kirby. "They raised that street about four inches so getting outof there is a lot easier."

Their focus was onrepaving 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 abig difference.

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

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

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

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

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