The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Polk County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. 

The purpose of this project is to overlay 4 miles of County Roads 61 near Board Camp. This project will resurface 2.3 miles of Polk 61 beginning at HWY 8E and conclude at the intersection of Polk 60. The project will include some drainage work, some cut and repair, asphalt leveling course, and a finish asphalt overlay course. Funding for this project comes from annual and accumulated state aid funds and matching from Polk County.

Blackstone Construction, LLC of Russellville was awarded the contract at $493,297.62. Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in late 2019. 

Travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArDOT.gov

**ARDOT has, in error, included Polk 63, near Yocana, as part of an upcoming project in an earlier release due to a confusion of a previously bid project earlier in the year that only attracted a single bidder. This bid was rejected.

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