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City of Jonesboro seeks public input on future road projects

Jonesboro Traffic Operations Engineer Mark Nichols shows us layout of one of the STIP projects...
Jonesboro Traffic Operations Engineer Mark Nichols shows us layout of one of the STIP projects (Source: KAIT)
Updated: Jun. 19, 2018 at 7:16 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The city of Jonesboro wants your input on road projects that are in the works.

The city continues to work on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program that runs until 2020.

This plan is for eleven projects around town with about $70 million in funding.

That money is coming through a partnership with the Arkansas Dept. of Transportation.

Many of the projects are in the very early stages of design.

Some include intersection improvements and major road widening.

City Traffic Operations Engineer Mark Nichols, city traffic operations engineer said it's important for the community to speak up.

"We change our plans accordingly where it's feasible, if it's feasible to make that modification and it's cost effective then we'll try to do that," Nichols said. "Sometimes it costs more to do that and we still proceed in that manner because it's a good idea and it needs to be included."

The Northeast Arkansas Regional Transportation planning commission is also taking public comments for the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program DRAFT plan, which includes safety improvements among other things.

Written comments will be accepted until Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

For more information, contact the NARTPC at 870 933-4623.

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