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Some express concerns over new intersection in Cash

CASH, AR (KAIT) -

For months now, people heading to and from Jonesboro to Little Rock have been able to bypass Cash with the completion of part of Highway 226.

However, many are now concerned with traffic in the area.

Manager at the Jordan's Quick Stop in Cash Tina Teague told Region 8 News that when she sees the traffic, her first thought is "wreck."

"Fatalities, a lot of them are going to happen," Teague said.

Though there have been wrecks in the area since the new stretch of highway opened up, there haven't been any deadly wrecks yet.

Teague said she'd like to see a stoplight at the intersection before that happens.

Susanne Belk was heading back to Jonesboro from Little Rock Monday and stopped at the Jordan's Quick Stop.

Belk said she's glad the new highway makes the trip quicker but can see how dangerous the intersection can be and wouldn't mind additional safety measures.

"If it makes the area safer for everyone, that's not a problem," Belk said. "I live on the other end of Stadium Boulevard and we're now at 11 stop lights just to get to where we pull off so I don't think a stoplight in this area, if it made it safer, would be a problem."

The speed limit in the area is 65 miles an hour.

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