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Jonesboro, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports

More Parking Coming to Downtown Jonesboro

April 25, 2007 - Posted at 5:19 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR -- Finding a place to park in downtown Jonesboro is never easy...but next week, things may be looking up.  Nearly fifty new parking spots will be open for drivers looking to enjoy downtown.

"Additional parking downtown is just becoming more and more vital all the time. That comes up in every conversation which you have with people who work or do an errand downtown is parking," said Craighead County Judge Administrative Assistant Frieda Johnson.

The county will soon add 33 spots when a lot is finished where the Craighead County Extension Office once stood...and add the parking spots the 12 employees that once housed the building and you now have 45 new parking spots for downtown Jonesboro.

"There were two levels.  That building was built at separate times...we didn't realize there was a concrete footing back there and there's been a lot of earthmoving and these trucks have been hauling all day," said Johnson.

And the new spots will help with overflow from businesses in the area.

"It's public parking, people use it that just don't come to the courthouse because naturally, the citizens of Craighead County own it, so it's their parking spaces too....it means a lot to everybody down here," said Johnson.

The new parking spots should be paved and ready to go by early next week.

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