"We know that it will cause a hardship on our people that come frequent through the Revenue Office," Robin Yates said. "People go in that way very much and leave that way and the people that work there do the same."
"Based on the drawings that they gave me, it would definitely simply just slow the traffic down, it doesn't look like it would impede it that much at all but once again, it's all based on obviously the amount of traffic that goes through there," Greg Arnold said.
Since the first hearing the City of Jonesboro collected traffic counts on that street prior to the start of school.
According to city engineer Craig Light, roughly 700 cars went up and down the road a day. The city plans on collecting a few more traffic counts over the next couple of weeks now that school is in session to see how much the street is used.
As for the petition to close and abandon that portion of Madison Street, it will go before the council for a third reading in September.
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