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Weekly Address

07.31.2015

Bridging the Gap

If you live in East Arkansas, or travel to Memphis on occasion, you received some good news this week: the plan to close the Interstate-55 bridge over the Mississippi River has been put on hold. Some 40,000 vehicles cross that bridge every day. The only other access to Memphis is the I-40 bridge, which handles even more traffic. Imagine the congestion with an additional 40,000 cars and trucks on I-40 — already one of the most traveled...


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