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County sees drag racing issues on newly paved road

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CORNING, AR (KAIT) -

Speed limit signs may pop up along the newly paved County Road 142 in Clay County.

A portion of the gravel road was paved to help trucks entering the Peco plant.

Since the road was paved, County Judge Gary Howell said people have been speeding along it.

There are even some concerns of people drag racing up and down the road.

Howell said the Quorum Court is working on putting speed limit signs along the road to help the issue.

He said it would most likely be 35 or 45 miles per hour.

Howell said the biggest concern is safety, especially with trucks turning into the plant.

Region 8 News spoke with people in the area to see if they have seen any speeding issues.

Dennis Haines said some drivers do drive a little fast along the road but he is not too concerned.

“As far as being a threat to us or being endangered I haven’t had any issues,” Haines said.

Haines said he likes the paved road though, even if it does bring some more traffic and speeding.

“I like it because it's a lot smoother, you don't have the dust. There is more traffic because of the Peco factory but I think that is a plus for the community,” Haines said.

Haines said adding a speed limit sign would not be a bad idea though. 

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