The Arkansas State Highway Commission has opened bids for improvements to a roadway in Lonoke County.

The purpose of this project is to resurface approximately 7 miles of U.S. Highway 70, from Lonoke, eastward near Arkansas Highway 13 at Carlisle.

Cranford Construction Company of North Little Rock was awarded the contract at $969,169.35.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete by early fall.

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