Arkansas’ Last Gravel Highway Scheduled For Paving

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) --  A seven and a half mile strip of gravel road -- the last unpaved highway in Arkansas -- will soon get a makeover.

The road, State Highway 220 will soon be entirely paved with two 10-foot lanes.

The unpaved section currently surrounds Devil's Den state park.

Devil's Den superintendent Monte Fuller said the change could help bring more people to the park.

"They're paving it, which is progress," said Fuller. "The park will be proud to have it because it's really going to help the park and nurture the park."


The paving will also include two bridges, one over Falls Creek and the other over Ellis Branch.

Construction should be completed by mid-2018, and the total cost of the project should be about $15 million dollars.

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