Some express concerns over new intersection in Cash - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

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.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • City extends discounted price on recycling bins

    City extends discounted price on recycling bins

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:27:34 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:27:42 GMT
    The City of Jonesboro's new recycling bins. (Source: KAIT)The City of Jonesboro's new recycling bins. (Source: KAIT)
    The City of Jonesboro's new recycling bins. (Source: KAIT)The City of Jonesboro's new recycling bins. (Source: KAIT)

    The City of Jonesboro announced Tuesday it would extend the discounted price for recycling carts through the month of July.

    The City of Jonesboro announced Tuesday it would extend the discounted price for recycling carts through the month of July.

  • Depot Days Festival releases music lineup

    Depot Days Festival releases music lineup

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:47:20 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:39:02 GMT
    (Source: RodneyCrowell.com)(Source: RodneyCrowell.com)
    (Source: RodneyCrowell.com)(Source: RodneyCrowell.com)

    An annual festival in Newport has announced their musical lineup.

    An annual festival in Newport has announced their musical lineup.

  • Two in custody after kidnapping of Faulkner Co. woman

    Two in custody after kidnapping of Faulkner Co. woman

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:13:40 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:26:14 GMT
    Tacori Mackrell (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Tacori Mackrell (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    Faulkner County authorities arrested two people in connection with the kidnapping of a woman.

    Faulkner County authorities arrested two people in connection with the kidnapping of a woman.

Powered by Frankly