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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