Deeper river carries $68 million price tag

Project vital for competition, economist says

Posted: November 16, 2012 at 2:22 a.m.

Deepening the Arkansas River navigation system channel from the current 9 feet to 12 feet between Fort Smith and the Mississippi River would likely cost more than $68 million a University of Arkansas at Little Rock economist said Thursday at a meeting in Fayetteville.

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Business, Pages 27 on 11/16/2012