JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department had to postpone 15 construction projects statewide
because of a lack of federal funding.
However, these major road construction projects could get the green light. The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would be a short-term fix to the funding issue.
The highway department was able to enter into a contract several weeks ago and Smithee said the additional work should begin within the next six weeks.