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Jonesboro plans for new overpass and new parking lot

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A couple of projects are in the works to help residents with parking at a local park and a new overpass to help traffic flow.

Plans are in place to add a new parking lot at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

According to Jonesboro Parks and Recreations Director Wixson Huffstetler, the new parking lot will go near the entrance by Highway 63.

He says many people already park under trees in that area and that's where the new parking lot will go.

Huffstetler says while some of the trees will have to come down, there will be 260 new parking spaces.

Huffstetler says the project should cost under $250,000.

City Water and Light will be helping out with a major expense. They will be donating the lighting for the parking lot.

The project should be complete by mid-July.

A separate project is expected to be announced on Monday concerning the Highland Drive Overpass.

City Communications Director Fritz Gisler says the city will unveil the design details and construction plans next week.

Mayor Harold Perrin says the overpass over the Highland and Nettleton intersection will help relieve traffic delays caused by the railroad tracks there.

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