- Associated Press - Monday, December 22, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a bid for improvements to a roadway in Pulaski County.

Officials at the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said Monday that the purpose of the project is to replace a Highway 70 bridge that spans the Union Pacific Railroad, just west of the State Fairgrounds.

James Construction Group, LLC of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was awarded the contract totaling more than $10.6 million for the project.

Construction is scheduled begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. The project should be complete in 2016.

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