The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Franklin County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation.

The purpose of the project is to repair 0.13 mile of "slide damage" along Interstate 40 in the town of Ozark.

Mobley Contractors Inc. of Morrilton was awarded the contract at $2,335,386. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2017.

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