$1 million grant to repair highways, roads | News
Arkansas roads damaged by this year's storms will be getting a facelift, thanks to a million-dollar federal grant.
U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Mike Ross announced Monday the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department will receive the money to repair and reconstruct federal highways and roads damaged by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes this past spring.
The Department of Transportation, which issued the grant, says the funds will be used to complete emergency repair work. Eligible work includes repairs to restore traffic and restore highways to their pre-disaster condition.
Among those counties in Your Region 8 that will be affected by the grant are: Clay, Cleburne, Craighead, Cross, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Mississippi, Randolph, Sharp and White.