David Nilles, spokesman for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, said that bids were opened Thursday for a project to repave nine miles of Arkansas 124 east of Pangburn.
Nilles told the Daily Citizen newspaper that the low bidder was Delta Asphalt of Arkansas, based in Paragould, with a bid of $1.4 million.
According to Nilles, the money will come from his agency's share of severance tax revenues, which were boosted after exploration and drilling began in the Fayetteville Shale formation in north-central Arkansas.
Nilles said the project would put down a new surface on Highway 124 from its intersection with Arkansas 16 to its intersection with Arkansas 157.
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