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Millions Needed To Fix Local Congestion

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I wouldn't worry too much about it, really.

The only area of Texarkana that really worries me is from Central Mall on up Richmond, north of I-30 toward Pleasant Grove. The rest of the city is still very maneuverable, and I hope it stays that way. St. Michael Drive, from Richmond to Summerhill definitely is more congested than 5 years ago, but it's really not bad until you hit Richmond. That Richmond intersection really should be reworked, and Texarkana needs to try and see to it that new developments focus on other areas rather than the Richmond Road area.

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Exactly! There should be more emphasis put on the vast undeveloped areas of the Arkansas side since that part of the city is underserved.

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$211 Million is much better than Northwest Arkansas's $2.4 Billion. Hopefully you guys will get some money for some large interstate projects, I've heard that traffic is pretty bad is certain parts of Texarkana, especially the north side.

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Oh yeah it can get pretty bad. Sometimes Richmond Road traffic is like sitting in a parking lot. What makes it worse is the inconsiderate drivers who block intersections and cause grid lock.

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Seems like I've heard of a large shopping development around there. Could it be Richmond Development?

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Yes, that's it. There's also a shopping area behind it called Texarkana Pavillions. Further down the access road hundreds of more acres are being plowed up to make way for hotels, shopping, apartments and office complexes. When all this stuff is built it will truly be a nightmare! That frontage road goes right into Richmond Road and the traffic will be hell times 2. If that weren't enough I-30 has an exit at Richmond where daily traffic counts have now exceeded 81,000.

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Seems like I've heard of a large shopping development around there. Could it be Richmond Development?

Richmond Ranch and Texarkana Pavilion. And there is another large one still in the planning stages just to the west toward Nash. I'm sure Darius can name that one for me. I know it's a Richard Reynolds development, but the name evades me. It's where Gander Mountain currently sits as the first anchor.

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Hey Brian. Yeah, it's called Wagner Creek I think. I've heard a lot of cool stuff will be going in there.

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Hey Brian. Yeah, it's called Wagner Creek I think. I've heard a lot of cool stuff will be going in there.

Yep, that's right! I remember now. :)

Looks like you and I were replying at the same time earlier. :lol: It happens!

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