During an emergency meeting Tuesday of the Saline County Quorum Court, the justices of the peace approved an ordinance appropriating $2.2 million in county road funds for the Alcoa Road improvement project.
The road-widening project is a joint venture involving the cities of Benton and Bryant and Saline County.
Tuesday's meeting was called by Saline County Judge Lanny Fite to appropriate the county road department's portion required for right-of-way acquisition.
Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs announced she has appointed two people to the Bryant Park Committee.
John "Hap" Campbell and Joe Heard are scheduled to take their place on the committee in the Ward 2, Positions 1 and 2, respectively.
Campbell grew up in Helena and West Helena and attended DeSoto School.
"He has always been an avid outdoorsman starting when he was a young child," Dabbs said.