State wildlife, layout among roads’ hurdles
$1.8 billion highway project faces challenges in Arkansas
Posted: January 21, 2013 at 12:44 a.m.
The red-cockaded woodpecker, the Arkansas fatmucket mussel, the Ozark cavefish and the gray bat — all endangered or threatened species — loom as challenges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department as it prepares the projects planned under the state’s new $1.8 billion road construction program voters endorsed when they passed a temporary half-percent sales tax in November.
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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 01/21/2013