June 24, 2015 Edition

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Paving approved
in Alicia, Minturn

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

The purpose of the project is to resurface 1.3 miles of a roadway in Alicia and nine-tenths of a mile in Minturn.

Streets to receive repairs in Alicia include: Second Street, from Vine to Main; Third Street, from Maple to Vine; Alicia Street, extending south from West Elm; Cleveland Street, from Hwy. 67 to Old Hwy. 57; Elm Street, North Alicia to North Second; Harrison Street, Hwy. 67 to Old Hwy. 57; Hickory Street, South Alicia to Third; Indiana Street, Hwy. 67 to Old Hwy 57; and Vine Street, South Alicia to Third.

Streets to receive repairs in Minturn include: Second Street, from Laurel to Main; Third, extends north from Laurel; Magnolia/Narrow Gauge Road/ County Road 716, extends east from Northeast First; and Main Street, from Second to Hwy. 67.

Atlas Asphalt, Inc. of Batesville was awarded the contract at $282,214.94.

This project is part of the State Aid City Streets Program approved by lawmakers in 2011 and voters in 2012. This program provides $20 million annually from the state motor fuels tax to assist cities with projects selected by a nine-member panel of Arkansas mayors.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete this summer.

Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com.

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