Sep 06 2013
LITTLE ROCK, AR—U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford (AR-1) and Tim Griffin (AR-2) today announced that 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 Arkansas.”
“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 Boozman.
“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 Crawford.
“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.
This $4,960,000 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.