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

The purpose of this project is to resurface selected sections of 14.8 miles of U.S. Highway 65 between State Highway 425 and Grady. Cranford Construction Co. of North Little Rock was awarded the contract at $6,124,048.28.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid-2018.

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