The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Cleveland County.

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. received the contract at $308,135, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

The purpose is to resurface 1.5 miles of sections on various city streets in Rison, including Yaney, Mockingbird Lane, Oak, Walnut, Rice and Beech.

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

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