(Polk County) The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a county road in Polk County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials. The purpose of this project is to overlay 4 miles of County Road 61 near Board Camp.


The Thursday news release, which has yet to be corrected, also referenced work on a county road near "Yucanna" (Yocana), but there is no such project according to Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison. Judge Ellison also pointed out that the project on County Road 61 involved county matching money and was not being paid for completely by ARDOT, as the release suggested. 


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. 


8-1-19 3:37 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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