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Construction begins on retention pond in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- Construction began on a retention pond in Jonesboro behind the Fazzoli's Restaurant on Highland Drive. According to Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin, the project began Friday afternoon and continued Saturday. Several large trucks hauled dirt off from the site, which Perrin hopes will prevent million dollars in flood losses.

Crews with Gillis Incorporated began moving the dirt Friday afternoon. A construction official told Region 8 News he hopes to have the project complete in a few weeks. He said the pond will be 8-10 feet deep with slanted walls around the perimeter. Grass will also be planted to assist with drainage.

Perrin said more than half and acre of land was donated by nearby Iberia Bank and Jim Mead. He hopes the project will keep the Ivy Green subdivision and properties along Wilkins from flooding frequently.

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