The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Jefferson County, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT.)

Crews will overlay 2.1 miles of County Road 78 near Ferda and conduct repairs on .13 miles of County Road 10 (Jefferson Parkway) near Pine Bluff.

Cranford Construction Co. of North Little Rock received the contract at $472,438.93.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2019.

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