JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Construction on numerous road projects across Region 8 will soon begin after the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department approved several bids for the projects.
In Jonesboro, work will begin on extending Parker Road. Dumey Contracting, Inc. of Benton, Missouri will work on the extension at a cost of nearly $1.5 million.
Construction on the Parker Road project will begin in two to four weeks and is expected to be finished by the end of 2016.
Drivers in Mississippi County will be able to use a new bridge to cross the Little River.
Robertson Contractors, of Poplar Bluff, MO, will replace the bridges that cross the Little River on state Highways 77 and 140. The project will cost $4,705,005.48.
Construction is expected to be finished by mid-2017.
A bridge over the Little River in Poinsett County will also be replaced. The project to replace the bridge along County Road 105 will cost more than $1 million.
Robertson Contractors will begin construction should be finished sometime this year.
Crews will widen Highway 64 in two central Arkansas counties.
In the next few weeks, Rogers Group, Inc. of Nashville, TN will work to widen more than seven miles on U.S. Highway 64 east of Vilonia in Faulkner and White Counties. The highway will go from two to five lanes.
Work on the highway should be finished in early 2018.
Highway 64 will also be widened from two to five lanes between Turner Road and County Road 5 in White County.
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