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Poinsett County officials discuss bridge developments

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POINSETT COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Poinsett County officials and highway department personnel gathered in Trumann Monday to discuss a plan that will ensure that drivers have a smoother trip along floodways on Interstate 555.

State Representative of District 52 Dwight Tosh said in the meeting that not a day goes by that they do not get a call regarding the bridges on the floodway.

Four and a half miles of bridges between Payneway and Marked Tree are nearly undriveable, according to Poinsett County Judge Bob Cantrell.

Cantrell said patching up holes does not work anymore.

In the meeting, they discussed what route they will take to begin repairs with the road commissioners.

He says the bridges are beginning to be dangerous for commuters.

“The bigger trucks, they pull asphalt up where it's been patched,” said Cantrell. “It puts it in the windshields in vehicles and people hit those potholes and they lose control of their vehicle.”

Cantrell does not know when construction will begin to resurface the floodway but he said after the meeting they should have more insight on when to begin.

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