BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) - Brookland is collaborating with six northeast Arkansas cities to apply for a $16 million grant.
Brookland mayor Kenneth Jones said the city wants $3.5 million of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) project fund.
The city will use the money to widen North Oak, the two-lane street in front of Brookland Elementary, and School Street between Highway 49 and Highway 49B.
Mary Torres said she leaves home 10 minutes earlier than she normally would to navigate traffic when she travels with her daughter to and from Brookland Elementary. "They try to get us through there pretty quickly, but sometimes it can cause some problems."