I-555 Work Nearing Home Stretch

JANUARY 12, 2006 - Posted at 7:53 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Highway Commission has accepted a bid for the last project that will complete an interstate-quality link between Jonesboro and Interstate-55 in Crittenden County.  The 44 miles of roadway is to be re-named Interstate 555 once the work is completed in 2008.

Dumey Contracting of Benton, Missouri submitted the apparent low bid yesterday to build an interchange at Highway 135 near Tyronza, which is the last improvement required before U.S. 63 is officially designated as I-555.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)