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AHTD identifies preferred route for Light bypass

LIGHT, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has identified a preferred route for the Light bypass and the widening of Highway 412 between the Highway 67 Bypass and Highway 141 in Greene County.

This project is part of the Connecting Arkansas Program.

The CAP has around 35 projects set to continue or finish 4-lane projects across the state.

Construction on the widening and bypass around Light are set to begin by the middle of 2017 and finish sometime in 2019.

Glynn Fulmer, deputy program manager of engineering for the CAP, hopes this expansion will improve the communities.

"As a part of the 4 lane program, the intent is to provide economic development,” Fulmer said. “To provide better road facilities for industry to come in. It's also to improve safety, a 4 lane facility versus a 2 lane highway."

This project is estimated to cost around $50 to $60 million to complete and is funded by a 10-year, half-cent sales tax to improve highway and infrastructure projects across the state.

For more information on these projects visit connectingarkansasprogram.com

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