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AHTD awards contracts for two construction projects

(Source: AHTD) (Source: AHTD)
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The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department approved bids for two road projects in Region 8.

According to a release, AHTD approved a bid of $243,848.48 from Atlas Asphalt of Batesville to pave approximately 3 miles of County Road 8 extending from Highway 67 westward in Lawrence County.

That project is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks. It is expected to be complete in late 2016.

AHTD also approved a bid to replace a bridge over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad on Craighead County Road 353 near Bono.

The contract was awarded to Mobley Contractor, Inc. of Morrilton for their bid of $3,296,151.78.

That project is also scheduled to begin in two to four weeks. Completion is expected in mid-2017.

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