As construction continues on the Don Tyson Interchange, Springdale city leaders will consider a proposal to install a stoplight at one intersection.
The stoplight, which would be at the intersection of S. 40th St. and Don Tyson Parkway, could cost up to $235, 000, according to director of engineering Alan Pugh.
According to City officials, the stoplight will help ease traffic brought on by the construction of a new exit on I-540. That exit will be built between exit 69 in Johnson and exit 72 in Springdale.
“It is a fairly high traffic area with the school there at that intersection very close,” Pugh. “We have done some safety measures in the past for students that cross Don Tyson Parkway into the school there. It really is driven by pedestrian traffic and vehicular traffic more than anything.”
The money needed to pay for the stoplight will come from Springdale’s 2012 bond program.