The Arkansas State Highway Commission announced Monday that Arkansas Highway 5, from the Lonoke and Pulaski county line to south of El Paso, is to be resurfaced.

The resurfacing is part of a $1.02 million contract awarded to Truesdell Corporation of Tempe, Arizona. The contract is for roadway improvements in Chicot, Clark, Garland, Pulaski and Saline counties as well as in Lonoke County.

The Highway 5 improvements will be to a point just north of Shurley Lane, south of El Paso

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