Solving train delays in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  A solution is in the works for trains that stop traffic for hours at a time at multiple busy intersections in Jonesboro.

City officials met with officials from Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Union Pacific and the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Thursday. They were presented with months worth of data regarding the trains and how they affect traffic and safety.

Mayor Harold Perrin said they have one major goals they're working toward, which is overpasses. "One is Highland and 18, the other will be for the Airport Road and the third one would be Gee Street down by Dan Avenue where Riceland Food is," Perrin said.

Perrin said BNSF, UP, and the Highway Department all seemed on board with assisting funding for these major projects and smaller ones as well.

Region 8 News will track any new developments.

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