City gets grant for overlay project

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - The city of Pocahontas was recently awarded a grant to be used for an asphalt overlay project.

The Robil Addition is one area in town where the majority of the work will take place.

Asphalt overlay work will also be done on Old County Road.

Several people who live in the Robil Addition said the roads really need work, especially after major floods have hit the area several times.

"I'm really happy to hear it, as far as I know, they haven't done a complete overlay since we have lived here, " said resident Cyndi Car.  "So, that includes two floods so, this is exciting."

Mayor Kary Story said work on the project is set to begin sometime this summer.

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