The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Desha County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

The purpose of this project is to resurface selected sections of 2.2 miles of County Roads 23 and 25 near Pickens. Cummings Chip Sealing, INC. of Batesville was awarded the contract at $75,387.38. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2017.

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