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AHTD seeks to improve safety at busy intersection

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is reviewing a plan to increase safety at what some people call a dangerous intersection.

It comes after two people were hurt at the intersection of Johnson and Red Wolf Boulevard Tuesday.

Police say three cars were involved in a head-on crash that sent two to the hospital.

Many drivers told Region 8 News they feel uneasy at the intersection.

Brad Smithee, district maintenance engineer for the department, said they are exploring ideas on how to make the intersection safer.

He said as long as they continue to receive funding, they could possibly make the intersection along Highways 49 and 91 the next project.

They are considering projects in a statewide transportation plan that depends on money from the Federal Highway Administration.

If funding allows, he said planning, design, and construction will then follow.

Jessica Broadaway drives through the intersection several times a day.

She simply believes something needs to be done to keep drivers safe.

Ive been very afraid of being hit just on this intersection coming and going on Red Wolf Boulevard, Broadaway said.

Smithee said it is too far out to determine what those plans and designs will consist of. Like any project, it will take time. 

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