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Traffic lights installed along damaged road

Temporary traffic signals will replace "yield" signs on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boone County, where a rock slide destroyed one lane of the road this past spring.

HARRISON, Ark. (AP) — Temporary traffic signals will replace "yield" signs on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boone County, where a rock slide destroyed one lane of the road this past spring.

Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials said the signals will begin working Wednesday about four miles south of the Arkansas 43-Arkansas 397 junction in Harrison.

District 9 Engineer Steve Lawrence says traffic has increased in the area, and officials installed the lights to enhance safety for motorists.

Heavy rains caused the rock slide, which damaged about a half-mile of the road.

Officials say they are advertising for bids and hope to award a contract in December for permanent repairs to the roadway. The traffic signals will remain in place while the repairs are being done.

 

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