Jonesboro Traffic Study Plans On Hold

September 8, 2003 - Posted at: 6:51 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO - A new fast food restaurant, known for quick meals, and toys inside kid's happy meals, made sure its' new location is easy to get visit anytime customers are hungry.

"I came in from this direction, and I'm heading out in that direction, so I'm going to cut out right here," said customer Tommy Blakeney.

Commercial businesses around the country that sell food, or your basic tools and two by fours, know it's not just merchandise that needs to be easy to get to, and buy.

"The sooner we can get a traffic study, the sooner we can prioritize the funding that's available from the state highway department, and how to apply those funds to our most critical needs," Street said.

This past may, the Jonesboro city council voted to approve the study to be done by a local engineering firm. Jonesboro Mayor Hubert Brodell says the firm has not started yet, and that he is still negotiating with the local engineering firm's future study.

Aldermen and city officials say the traffic study should help everyone in the area, eventually experience smoother traffic flow. Southwest Jonesboro's traffic study, according to the firm hired to conduct the research, say once the city and local firm finish negotiating, the results will probably be ready for city planners in 6 to 9 months.