Congestion on Harrisburg Road frustrates drivers

Congestion on Harrisburg Road frustrates drivers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Harrisburg Road congestion is frustrating drivers and has them calling for a change.

The traffic is very congested along the intersection of Harrisburg and Parker Road to Central Baptist Church.

Drivers say they sometimes wait anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to turn from one of the side roads or businesses onto Harrisburg.

A member of Central Baptist Church and nearby resident, Lesley Brown, said she has lived off of Gladiolus for many years and has not seen this much traffic before.

Businesses like the Walmart Neighborhood Market have opened up along this street, leaving Brown to believe they may be the cause of this increased congestion.

Brown said 2 additions would help cut down on the traffic.

"The turning lane would help, but what would really be a big help is another stoplight, the stoplight could even be down close to Central Baptist that opens up some space between the other red light," Brown said.

Region 8 spent Sunday morning around Harrisburg Road and saw firsthand the traffic Brown and other drivers described.

Brown said her main goal is to have something done so an accident does not occur from an impatient driver trying to turn.

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