2 Press Release(s)
 

Overview

These projects contribute to the four-lane widening of Highway 18 between Jonesboro and Blytheville. When complete, the improvements will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety.

Project Updates

Job CA1001 Monette Bypass
This project constructs the approximately 3.2-mile, four-lane Highway 18 bypass north of Monette.

Construction Progress

67%

Updates:

  • Construction
    Recent work includes subgrade work, bridge structural steel, grading, and embankment.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas Department of Transportation (formerly AHTD) in December 2015. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by Robertson Contractors and awarded the project for $13.7 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

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Job CA1002 Manila – East
This project widens approximately 1.8 miles of Highway 18 to five lanes. The widening generally begins southeast of Manila and heads east through the Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

Construction Progress

24%

Updates:

  • Construction
    Recent work includes Wildlife Refuge Road work, timber piles, and embankment work.
  • Bid Opening
    Bids were opened by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department in November 2016. The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements by W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company and awarded the project for $35.5 million.

Preliminary Schedule:

View CA1002 Project Map

Schedules are preliminary and are subject to change as project development progresses.

 

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