Road Resurfacing Project Could Impact Commute

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POCOLA (KFSM) – Construction on a busy road could impact your commute for several weeks. Crews will be starting road work on Monday (Oct. 3) to resurface the section of State Highway 112 in Pocola.

Crews will be working from US Highway 271 junction in Pocola to the State Highway 120 junction in Rock Island. They’ll start near┬áthe Sonic at Highway 271 and 112 and work their way back towards Rick’s Corner Market which at State Highway 120.

Construction workers will be resurfacing one lane at a time. However, to eliminate any traffic delays, construction workers will be on hand to direct traffic.

The $1.8 million project will produce a brand a new road by the time it’s all done. “We are looking forward to having an upgraded and smoother road with stripes on it,” said City Clerk Treasurer John Limbocker.

Although the road work is running through Pocola, the city is not funding or managing the project. The project is under state management.

Crews are urging drivers in the area to consider taking alternate routes during this time.

Project area is highlighted in Yellow. Possible alternate routes to the Fort Smith area are highlighted in Red.

Project area is highlighted in Yellow. Possible alternate routes to the Fort Smith area are highlighted in Red.

The road work is expected to be complete in about four weeks.