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Highway Officials Say Surplus Money to Go to Repaving

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas highway officials say they'll waste no time in putting to use $56 million from the state's surplus.

Highway department director Dan Flowers says the money will be spent on repaving highways, not widening them or building new ones.

Without the one-time money from the state's $919 million surplus no repaving program would have been planned this year.

The agency could seek bids on some repaving projects as early as next month.

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