HIGHWAY COMMISSION APPROVES LIST OF STIMULUS PROJECTS
LITTLE ROCK (3-13)
The Arkansas Highway Commission has identified all the road and bridge improvement projects it plans to undertake utilizing stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), according to Dan Flowers, Director of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD).
passed the ARRA last month and President Obama signed it into law on February
17. Through the ARRA,
Commission was able to leverage the $335.8 million it has available from the
ARRA into $421 million in improvements because some of the selected projects
already had dedicated funding from other sources, or the projects will require
funding from other federal, state, or local sources,” Flowers stated. “By
using the money in this way, we are getting the equivalent of an extra full year
of federally-funded highway improvement projects.”
information about the ARRA can be found at www.recovery.gov.
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