Highway Officials Hope to Begin Overlay Programs This Summer

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A Warren company is the apparent low bidder on the most costly of several repaving projects for which bids were opened yesterday by state highway officials.  The $12.4 million worth of bids opened at Little Rock were the first of a planned $56 million of repaving projects, using money from the state's budget surplus.

Highway department spokesman David Nilles says the agency hopes to begin work later this summer on repaving projects in Union, Franklin, Newton and Ouachita counties.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)