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Mena to Host ArDOT Meeting Feb. 11

Mena will be he site of of a public meeting hosted by the Arkansas Department of Transportation on Feburary 11 at the Ouachita Center on the campus of the Uinversity of Arkansas Rich Mountain at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting is one of 12 across the state.

The purpose of the meetings which began on January 21 in Monticello, is to give feedback to ArDOT on the proposed extension of the half-cent sales tax and the projects that will be funded by the tax.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take a look at displays, speak with ArDOT staff, as well as interact with ArDOT Director Scott Bennett. The meeting will include a frief formal presentation on the condition of the state highway system and how extending the sales tax would impact the state highway system.

The existing tax generates nearly $300 million annually. ArDOT receive $205 million of the $300 million while $43 million is allocated to cities and $43 million to counties.

The tax extension will be on the November ballot.

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