- Associated Press - Thursday, April 5, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Highway officials in Arkansas have opened bids on a project to widen a heavily traveled interstate that cuts through Little Rock.

Officials say the lowest bid to widen Interstate 630 came in at $84.4 million. The interstate connects downtown to west Little Rock, and highway officials estimate it carries more than 100,000 vehicles daily.

The improvements would widen a portion of the interstate from six lanes to eight, and it would also include the installation of sound barriers in some neighborhoods that abut the interstate.


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According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette , the widening project was one of 75 projects on which the department opened bids this week. The project is part of Arkansas’ $1.8 billion Connecting Arkansas Program, which voters approved in 2012.

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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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