The highway commission approved road improvement bids for two projects in Faulkner County, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials said.

The first project will resurface 7.4 miles of selected sections of County Roads 47 and 49 near Conway.

The $914,852.44 contract was awarded to Mid-South Pavers, LLC of Nashville, Tennessee.

The second project includes repaving 6.1 miles of State Highway 286 between Conway and Saltillo.

Mid-South Pavers was also awarded this contract for $982,614.75.

Construction on both projects is scheduled to begin in two to four weeks if weather allows.

Both projects are expected to be complete in mid-2017.