The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Dallas County, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Dallas County, according to the Arkansas State Highway Commission.

The purpose of the project is to resurface 4.3 miles of Arkansas 9, south of the town of Princeton. Jet Asphalt & Rock Company Inc. of El Dorado was awarded the contract at $968,454.99.

The project will begin at the intersection with Arkansas 8 and continue southward to the community of Jacinto.

Work could begin on the project in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late summer of this year.