U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Tim Griffin (AR-2) announced the state will receive a $4,960,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to resurface sections of Highway 92 and replace two weight restricted bridges.
“Investing in our infrastructure is a common-sense way we can
attract and expand business in our state,” Pryor said. “This
significant injection of funds will allow us to make the upgrades and
improvements we need to keep transportation safe and efficient in
“Upgrades to our transportation infrastructure are vital for
Arkansas's continued economic development. As Arkansas grows, our infrastructure
must keep pace. This grant will improve this stretch of highway which will help
lead to long-term job creation in the surrounding communities,” said
“Arkansas’s highways are the arteries of commerce that
bring jobs and economic activity to our state. As a Member of the House
Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, I will continue fighting for
cost-effective ways such as these TIGER Grants to continue maintaining and
growing Arkansas’s critical transportation network,” said
“Modern infrastructure is critically important for
growing our economy and these funds will help modernize a key route in Conway
and Van Buren Counties,” Griffin said.
grant comes from the Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation
Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant program that
invests in transportation projects that will have a significant economic impact
on the region and nation.