The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Lonoke County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation officials.

The purpose of this project is to resurface 5.1 miles of county road 87 (Lewisburg Road) between State highway 5 and 319 near Lewisburg Road in Austin. Rogers Group, Inc. of Nashville, Tenn., was awarded the contract for $561,499.28.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2017.

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