The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Drew and Desha counties, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.


One project will resurface selected sections of 24.9 miles of Arkansas 278 between Monticello and McGehee. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. was awarded the contract at $4,795,926. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid-2018.


Another Desha County project will resurface 4.9 miles of Arkansas 159 beginning at Halley and extending to Arkansas 4. Redstone Construction Group Inc. of Little Rock was awarded the contract at $1,617,031. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid-2018.


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