Benton County Trims 2014 Road Plan

Posted: March 9, 2014 at 4 a.m.

FILE PHOTO SAMANTHA BAKER Benton County’s Road Department crew lays asphalt June 19 on North Tillys Hill Road near Decatur. Justices of the peace recently agreed to cut $450,000 from the department’s 2014 budget for asphalt, dropping it from $2.65 million to $2.2 million. The money saved will be used to pay for part of rural ambulance service

BENTONVILLE -- Recently approved cuts in the Road Department budget will reduce Benton County's 2014 paving plan by about 16 miles, according to Terry Nalley, department head.

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Road Cuts

Benton County cut its road paving plan for 2014 from about 38 miles to about 22 miles because of a reduction in the Road Department’s budget for asphalt. These roads have been taken off the plan:

• Cloverdale Road

• Spanker Creek Road

• Mount Olive Road

• Chicken Road

• Sibley Road

• Stateline Road

• Beatty Road

• Stagecoach Road

Source: Benton County Road Department

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