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Crews to repair bumpy stretch of Hwy. 63

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

The drive down U.S. Highway 63 will soon be smoother for drivers.

Part of the highway in Poinsett County is plagued with potholes in the road.

The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid on Wednesday to repave six miles of Hwy. 63 between the Terrell Road overpass and the St. Francis River.

Crews with Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville will repave the stretch of road for $2 million dollars.

Construction will begin in the next two to four weeks.

The road should be repaved by mid-2016.

The commission also approved the following bids for work in Region 8:

  • State Highway 226 northward to U.S. Highway 412 in Craighead and Lawrence Counties – Crews will install wire rope safety fence. Work should be finished by late 2016.
  • State Highway 90 in Clay County – Crews will resurface selected sections along Hwy. 90 east of Boydsville. Work should be finished by mid-2016.
  • State highway 284 in Cross County– Crews will replace an existing bridge with a box culvert where Hwy. 284 crosses part of Caney Creek. Work should be finished by mid-2016.
  • State Highway 42 in Cross County – Crews will resurface 5 miles of Hwy. 42 between Gum Slough and Wolfpen Slough. Work should be finished by mid-2016.
  • State Highway 14 in Jackson County – Crews will replace four existing bridges where Hwy. 14 crosses the Cache River-Amagon, east of Newport. Work should be finished in mid-2017.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department maintains an updated list of construction work online at

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