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Hope Star - Hope, AR
  • Highway projects slated

  • The Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation will start work this week on one major improvement project and the Arkansas Highway Commission has approved a bid on another in Southwest Arkansas.
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  • The Arkansas Department of Highways and Transportation will start work this week on one major improvement project and the Arkansas Highway Commission has approved a bid on another in Southwest Arkansas. Work is to start this week on an overlay project that will stretch from south of Hope into Lafayette County, according to AHTD Resident Engineer Rochelle Blue, in Hope. The overlay project will include selected sections of Arkansas Highway 29 South in Hempstead and Lafayette counties, Blue said. “In Lafayette County, the travel lanes will be cold milled and inlayed starting at the Steel Creek bridge in Lewisville and ending four miles south toward Canfield,” Blue said. “In Hempstead County, the travel lanes will be cold milled and inlayed from Evening Shade north approximately seven-tenths mile.” R. K. Hall Construction, Ltd., of Paris, Texas, will do the work under a contract for $832,702.27, with an Oct. 25 completion date, Blue said. Meanwhile, the AHC has let a contract for improvements along Interstate 30 in Nevada and Clark counties, according to AHC spokesman Randy Ort. “The purpose of the project is to resurface 13 miles of Interstate 30 to improve friction,” Ort said. “The work will extend from Prescott, east to Highway 53 at Exit 63.” Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., of Hot Springs, was awarded the contract for $2.9 million, with construction to commence within two to four weeks, weather permitting, according to Ort.

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