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AHTD approves project for new bridges, highway facility

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SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A highway in Sharp County will soon get new bridges and a police agency will receive a new facility in Crittenden County.

Bids for both projects were approved on Tuesday.

According to a news release from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, crews will replace three bridges on U.S. Highway 63 between Hardy and Ozark Acres.

The $6.4 million project will begin in two to four weeks and should be finished by mid-2018.

A new facility for the Arkansas Highway Police in West Memphis was also approved on Tuesday.

According to AHTD, the building will be a multipurpose facility for the AHP.

A company out of Memphis will build the facility for $1.5 million.

The building should be finished by early 2018.

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