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

The purpose of this project is to resurface selected sections of 5.7 miles of U.S. Highway 165 from just South of the Drew County Line to State Highway 35. Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. was awarded the contract at $1,437,680.23.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid-2018. Travel information can be found at or Twitter @myARDOT.