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Friday, June 20, 2008

TOP STORY > >Hwy. 89 resurfacing set to start

By JOHN HOFHEIMER
Leader staff writer

The state Highway and Trans-portation Commission has ap-proved the resurfacing of a 4.4 mile stretch of Hwy. 89, beginning at the Lonoke County Courthouse, according to commission vice chairman Carl Rosenbaum.

Cranford Construction Com-pany of North Little Rock submitted the winning bid, $996,576.

This project will begin where Third Street, also designated Hwy. 89, starts opposite the Lonoke County Courthouse.

Resurfacing will continue west on Third Street until it dead ends at Mallard Point Golf Course, then north on Hwy. 89 toward and over I-40. Where the road turns west, parallel to I-40, the resurfacing will continue until approximately the point where the road again turns north, according to commissioner Cliff Hoofman.

The resurfacing project is being funded with money provided during the 2007 legislative session by Gov. Beebe and the Legislature from the state’s general-revenue surplus.

Rosenbaum said work could begin on the project in six to eight weeks, weather permitting.

Completion is expected in the fall of 2008.