LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state highway department has opened bids on five major projects in central Arkansas, including plans to widen a dangerous stretch of U.S. 70 near Hot Springs.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened bids Wednesday on the projects, worth a combined $244 million. The projects include widening about 17 miles of U.S. 70 from Interstate 30 in Saline County to Hot Springs - a stretch of road where at least 15 people were killed in traffic crashes last year.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the projects also include a $78.5 million plan to rebuild and widen U.S. 67/167 from Jacksonville to Cabot and building a new interchange on the highway, replacing pavement on Interstate 440 in North Little Rock and adding a ramp on Cantrell Road to Interstate 430.
Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com
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