City of Jonesboro looks to expand Parker Road

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - After receiving public input on the viability of expanding Parker Road to the Washington Avenue/Highway 63 interchange, the expansion may soon happen.

In June, the city looked to the public to take an online survey on whether they felt this was a road project the city should complete.

The city hopes that by doing this, they will be able to alleviate traffic from Southwest Drive.

The Federal Highway Administration has approved the use of specifically earmarked funds for this project.

The Jonesboro Public Works Committee unanimously voted to forward the issue onto the next full city council meeting.

Region 8 News will track updates on the possible extension.

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Parker Road in Jonesboro may be expanding.

The City of Jonesboro is asking for letter from qualified consulting engineering firms that are interested in providing a study that will evaluate the impact of expanding Parker Road to the Washington Avenue/Highway 63 interchange.

The hope is that this expansion will relieve the traffic congestion currently found at the Southwest Drive/Highway 63 interchange.

The project includes federal funds along with review and approval of the work by the Arkansas State Highway Transportation Department.

Five sets of responses must be received no later than two o'clock on Tuesday, July 10th.

For more information about this project, log onto their website.

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