The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for two projects to improvement roadways in Ashley County, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials.

The purpose of the first project is to overlay two miles of selected sections of various city streets in Montrose and and 1.1 miles of selected sections of various city streets in Portland.

Montrose streets will include W. 9th Street, W. 8th Street, W. 7th Street, E. Oak Street, W. 5th Street, E. 2nd Street, School Street, W. 4th Street, W. 3rd Street, W. 2nd Street, Lake Street, Willow Street, E. Walnut Street, E. 3rd Street, and Elm Street.

Portland roadways will include selected sections of Peacock Street, Matthews Street, 2nd Avenue, Elm Street, and Bain Drive.

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company of Pine Bluff was awarded the contract at $568,103.29.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid 2019.

The purpose of the second project is to overlay 1.4 miles of various city streets in Crossett to include Cedar Street, E. 9th Avenue, and Beech Street.

Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Company of Pine Bluff was awarded the contract at $352,095.90.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks, weather permitting. Completion is expected in mid 2019.

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

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