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Jonesboro Gets More Time to Make Downtown Sidewalks ADA Compliant

OCTOBER 14, 2004 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CDT

 

JONESBORO, AR - The city of Jonesboro did not meet a deadline to get its downtown sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  But a federal judge has given the city six more months to finish its modifications.

The extension was filed by U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson, Jr. on Tuesday, the last day the city had to comply with the original order.

Former Jonesboro resident Kenyon Huggins and current resident Jimmy Ashley sued the city in October 1997 for better handicap access.

Wilson approved a consent agreement by Jonesboro in October 2002, which gave the city two years to bring downtown sidewalks into compliance.  The order gives the city until 2007 to upgrade the rest of its sidewalks.

The city had sought a one-year extension for the downtown work.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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