$12 million project to "rehabilitate" I-555 bridges near Paynewa - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

$12 million project to "rehabilitate" I-555 bridges near Payneway

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Highway Commission has approved nearly $12 million in improvements to 16 bridges along Interstate 555.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that the commission approved a bid to rehabilitate the bridges along 1.7 miles of the interstate in Poinsett County. The bridges are located in an area known as the Sunken Lands.

American Contracting & Services, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was awarded the contract at $12,272,673.80.

Construction, according to ARDOT, is expected to begin in two to four weeks. Completion is expected in late 2018.

The project is the culmination of years of discussions between county officials and the highway department.

The highway commission also approved a 2.2 mile resurfacing project on Craighead County Road 91, between CR 471 and 62.

Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville was awarded the $237,659.29 contract.

The project is expected to begin within the next four weeks with a scheduled completion date later this year.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

    Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

    Saturday, January 20 2018 10:56 AM EST2018-01-20 15:56:42 GMT
    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:23 AM EST2018-01-21 08:23:16 GMT
    Arkansas-based Walmart's closing of its Express stores in small towns across the Midwest and South has affected basic government services from police protection to parks.
    Arkansas-based Walmart's closing of its Express stores in small towns across the Midwest and South has affected basic government services from police protection to parks.
  • Victim shoots, kills robber in West Memphis

    Victim shoots, kills robber in West Memphis

    Saturday, January 20 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-01-21 04:35:56 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5)(Source: WMC Action News 5)

    West Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting at Sunset Inn. 

    West Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting at Sunset Inn. 

  • breaking

    Man taken to hospital after water rescue

    Man taken to hospital after water rescue

    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:12 PM EST2018-01-20 23:12:34 GMT
    Saturday, January 20 2018 6:57 PM EST2018-01-20 23:57:48 GMT

    According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, rescue crews were attempting to save a dog that fell in Lake Frierson. 

    According to Greene County Sheriff David Carter, rescue crews were attempting to save a dog that fell in Lake Frierson. 

Powered by Frankly