A new access road to help alleviate backed up traffic around Arab Primary School will be built, but not immediately.

Mayor Bob Joslin and Economic Development Coordinator Melissa Cook met recently with Arab Superintendent Dr. Johnny Berry, Assistant Superintendent Stacie Pace, Patrick Crowder and Adrian Cook of Arab City Schools on the matter.

“Representatives from Goodwyn-Mills and Cawood Engineering and Skipper Consulting met with us as well to discuss the access road to the primary school we’re looking at off 12th Avenue,” said Joslin.

The mayor said everyone is in favor of an access road that would allow traffic to enter the Putnam property that was donated to the city next to the 12th Avenue Church of God.

The road would basically make a large “U” around the property to allow the land to be used for other purposes in the future. Traffic would enter behind the school where a circle drive would be constructed, then exit on the east side of the Putnam property.

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