Irwin Road residents express concerns

Residents of Irwin Road contacted both the county judge and 911 on a Sunday in March, when their road was impassible due to an abundance of mud that developed from highway department dumping. The county sent workers out to repair the road to passable conditions. The residents complaining of all the dust, mud and damage to cars met with Hot Spring County Judge Bill Schrimshire and representatives from the highway department on Thursday, May 8.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department and contractor Mark Jackson are in the process of fixing a piece of I-30 that is slowly creeping toward the river every year. “We are trying to solve the problem with I-30 and remove the driving force, slipping interstate,” Resident Engineer Tim Baber explained. He said 500,000 cubic yards of dirt have to be moved and usually the state tries to find the site through the contractor.

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