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

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

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 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.

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