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Schedule of highway projects funded by tax hike released

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LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) - Bids on the first three highway projects to be built with revenue generated by a half-cent sales tax should be let within six months, a spokesman for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said Thursday.

All three of those projects are in the northwest corner of the state and designed to complete construction of the Bella Vista Bypass as a two-lane road, said AHTD spokesman Randy Ort.

Two of those projects, the U.S. 71/Bella Vista interchange and U.S. 71 to Arkansas 72, are expected to be let in December and the third, County Road 34 to the Missouri line, is expected to be let in January, Ort said.

Bids on three more projects are expected to be let by early 2015, he said.

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