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Road crews tackle projects in Craighead County

CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Road crews tackled two trouble areas in Craighead County Thursday morning.

On Highway 49, crews re-striped about 1,000 feet of road using thermoplastic.

Craighead Quorum Court Member Gary Meadows said the thermoplastic is reflective and will make it easier for drivers to see the lines in the road at night and during rainy weather.

“I live very close and my neighbors are having the same problem we have identifying the turn lanes in the intersection,” Meadows said. “There have been several fatalities here.”

Meadows said the road project was a joint effort between the county and the state.

The Craighead County Road Department was also out tackling the bumpy spots on County Road 792, also known as Goobertown Road.

Neighbors in the area said they were glad to see something being done to make travel safer for drivers in the area.

“It’s hard to make out where the turn is especially where berm is, it’s pretty dangerous,” said Clarence Courtwright.

County Road Superintendent Eugene Neff told Region 8 News his crews will also re-stripe the middle and the side of the road.

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