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Lockesburg receives ‘preliminary approval’ for a street project

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NICOLE TRACY
Reporter

LOCKESBURG – A street project using State Aid Street Funds for the City of Lockesburg has been given preliminary approval from the Arkansas State Aid Street Committee.
According to a letter from the Arkansas State Aid Street Committee, received by Lockesburg Mayor Danny Ruth on December 28, preliminary approval has been given by the State Aid Street Committee. The city is eligible for 100 percent funding up to a total of $250,000.00, but any amounts over that would be the responsibility of the city of Lockesburg.
The next step in the process for the city will be a visit from a member of the State Aid Division of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to formally qualify the project. The first meeting should be in the spring of 2016.
As stated by the committee’s website, citystreet.arkansas.gov, The State Aid City Street Program was created by Act 982 of 1975. The State Aid City Street Program was amended in 2011 to be administered by a State Aid City Street Committee, whose responsibilities would include determining which projects receive funding through the program.