PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A project more than 20 years in the making opened on Tuesday.
The Eastern Highway 49 and 412 Bypass is now open to traffic.
The five-mile route will make bypassing Paragould safer and easier by sending semi traffic around Paragould, instead of sending it through the town.
The Eastern Bypass is the first of two projects by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
The second Western Bypass is still in the planning phase as its opposition in Paragould continues to grow.