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Paragould bypass groundbreaking held on HWY 49

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)-  Paragould city leaders and residents gathered Wednesday for the groundbreaking ceremony of the US Highway 412 Bypass. The ceremony was held just off Highway 49.

The Director of Highway and Transportation, Scott Bennett, says its purpose is to relieve congestion on existing Highway 412 through the middle of Paragould. "It really extends the development to this side of town.  Jonesboro and Paragould are starting to grow together and I think this will be another good landmark for that growth on both sides."

The bypass will extend from Highway 49 South to Highway 412 East when the first phase of construction is complete.

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