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2040 transportation plan approved

Jan 19, 2016

A transportation plan through 2040 has been approved by the Jonesboro Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Policy Committee.  The coverage area for the plan covers Jonesboro, but also includes Brookland, Bay, Bono and other outlying areas in Craighead County.  As federal funding becomes available, specific transportation priorities will be focused.  The main transportation needs were making more bicycle and pedestrian paths available in the area, as well as adding more sidewalks in areas that are close proximity to parks and schools.  Other projects that are high on the list is work to be done at Airport Road and County Road 760, near Brookland Schools.  A couple of amendments will have to be added to the final draft, but the overall plan was unanimously approved by the policy committee.  In other news, the expected roundabout at Airport Road in expected to be complete by this fall.  Right-of-way issues and relocating utilities have played a part in delaying the project, but the roundabout could be complete just after school starts.