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Improvements continue along Union Street in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A major road in Downtown Jonesboro is getting a facelift.

In May, the city began resurfacing Union Street. They've added crosswalks and box outs for pedestrian safety.

Those projects are now complete and the next phase, beautification, is underway.

New planter boxes filled with flowers are being added along with green lamp posts, like the ones along Main Street.

“It’s the heart of the community,” Downtown Jonesboro Association Director Hailey Knight said. “When you have a healthy heart it really speaks to the economy of your town. So, we absolutely want Downtown Jonesboro to portray that Jonesboro is healthy because it is. It’s growing constantly and we want to be a part of that process.”

The planter boxes should be installed within the next two weeks. 

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