BY MELANIE WADE –
The Mena City Council Street Committee met on Monday, January 29, 2018 to discuss options for the proposed North Morgan Street project following a letter from the Arkansas Highway Commission. After a recent study, the Highway Commission has stated a traffic light would not be warranted at the would-be intersection and that re-aligning the new road with its counterpart across Highway 71 would cost more than anticipated and would require the purchase and move of buildings, utilities, and a portion of a parking lot.
In light of the new developments, as well as the number of years it has taken waiting on a response from the state, the Street Committee voted unanimously to recommend to the full City Council that the matter be tabled indefinitely.
The Mena City Council will have their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at City Hall at 6 p.m. The public is always welcome to attend.