The Arkansas State Highway Commission announced Tuesday that a bid to resurface seven miles of U.S. Highway 67/167 between Cabot and Jacksonville has been accepted. The press release noted that the resurfacing is to improve the driving surface and extend the life of the pavement for service until the project to widen U.S. 67/167 to six lanes between Highway 5 and Jacksonville is begun.

The resurfacing work will be from Arkansas Highway 5 to Main Street at Jacksonville; the nearly $2.7 million resurfacing contract was awarded to Chester Bross Construction Company of Hannibal, Mo.

Work is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting, and should be complete in spring 2015.

The resurfacing is an interim pavement improvement; U.S. Highway 67/167 is scheduled to be rebuilt over the next five to seven years.

The $61 million widening project between Main Street and Vandenberg Boulevard is scheduled to begin in 2016.

The $70 million project between Vandenberg Boulevard and Arkansas Highway 5 is scheduled for 2019.