Mayor Bob Joslin said the city has received an updated conceptual plan on the proposed access road on 12th Avenue that will connect to the Arab Primary School property.

“The city will be doing the grading and site preparation for the street, which will be a joint project with the local school system,” said Joslin. “According to the engineers at Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood, the road could take roughly 300 cars off the main roads at any one time, so at any rate, it’s going to be better than the situation we have now but that should be a huge impact on 10th Street and Main Street.”

While the planning and discussions among the city and school board continue, Joslin said it will be still be a while before work begins.

“It will probably be after the first of the year before we actually do some dirt work but at least we’re planning and working with the school system to make it happen. We know it should have happened a long time ago but we’re glad to see it’s finally coming to fruition. It’s going to be much safer,” he said.

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