Changes being made to beautify Main Street Batesville

Changes being made to beautify Main Street Batesville

BATESVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Changes are underway on Main Street Batesville.

Recently, the road was reduced from two lanes to one, and now the speed limit will also be reduced down to 10 miles an hour.

This is all in an effort to make the area more pedestrian friendly.

President of the Main Street Board Bob Caruis said they hope to be done with one phase of beautifying Main Street by next month.

"For it to have fallen to the point where it was in jeopardy of succeeding, it's going to take equally long to bring it back up, so it does take time and it takes a lot of people working," Caruis said.

Over the next month, they will work on beautifying the first block of Main Street near city hall.

It will include large trees and flowers.

A dedication ceremony will be held for it at the end of April.

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