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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #125 on: February 26, 2018, 01:42:55 AM »

Having lived in Jonesboro for 10 years. That town is really Backwards! Its the county seat of a dry county. The only thing to do there is get bit by mosquitoes. I have to take back my statements about future economical and commerce in that area...

I lived there 20 years and moved away about 30 years ago, but still visit every year.  I can tell you it is no more backward than any other area I have lived since.  I lived in the DFW area for over 10 years and I can tell you that Arkansas does not know growth like the DFW area and it is still growing even though I haven't lived there in nearly 20 years.

You forgot to add that Jonesboro is a very "wet" dry county.  Nearly all the restaurants serve alchohol by the drink.  You just can't go to a convenience/grocery store to get alcohol and the county line is only a 15-20 minute drive.  I believe Jonesboro has been dry since either WWI or WWII, voted dry when the men were away to war.   

It does have a very strong food processing industry.  You have Riceland, Post Foods, Frito Lay, Nestle, & Butterball.  Jonesboro's City Water & Light invested in a major water processing facility many years ago to lure these industries to Jonesboro.  I haven't seen much growth in that area in the past few years though.

ASU is another asset, it may not be UofA in Fayeteville, but it holds it own and grows every year.  The old saying when I lived in Jonesboro was you go to Fayeteville to party, but you go to Jonesboro to get an education.

Two major hospital facilities is another asset in this size of city as well, better than some areas I have lived.

Jonesboro has had to struggle nearly 50 years to get its interstates.  Look how long it has taken to get US63 upgraded to I-555.  That is a project that started in the early 70's and US67 getting upgraded has gone longer.  If it hadn't been for US Representative, Bill Alexander in the 70's and 80's and demonstration projects, "63 bypass" would probably still be 2 lanes.

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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #126 on: February 26, 2018, 11:51:44 AM »

I think wet/dry options are by Township in Arkansas. Their is no Township government in Arkansas.  They counties are just divided into Townships.  The only use for townships in Arkansas is for electing constables and wet/dry options.  The Justices of the Peace were once elected at the township level but they removed the judicial powers of JPs and now they are elected by district.  The JPs are now just county commissioners.
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #127 on: February 26, 2018, 02:36:19 PM »

I don't drink, but I would never live in a dry town because if the local officials are content to write their personal morality into law on that topic, who's to say they won't do so on other things I might actually want to do?
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #128 on: February 26, 2018, 03:14:48 PM »

Oklahoma has its own share of "dry counties." In my part of the state both Cotton and Jefferson counties (south of Lawton & Duncan) are dry. Right now these counties will allow liquor stores to operate but restaurants cannot sell any beer above 3.2% ABV. Once the alcohol modernization law goes into effect this coming November the places selling that low point beer won't be able to serve beer at all unless the county votes to go "wet."
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #129 on: February 26, 2018, 03:36:46 PM »

Jack Daniels is distilled in Metropolitan Lynchburg-Moore County which happens to be a dry county.  The metropolitan in the name is an oxymoron I know but they did form a consolidated government and that is the name that was adopted.
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #130 on: February 27, 2018, 12:38:32 AM »

Last Friday in Searcy @ Harding Uni, they [ARDOT] and a few dignitaries had the official unveiling of the "Future I-57" signs. It's NOW official! :)
I'll be looking for any new signs along the 67-167 corridor...
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #131 on: February 27, 2018, 08:03:31 AM »

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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #133 on: February 27, 2018, 11:05:56 AM »


Future I-57 sign unveiled by Arkansas Highways, on Flickr

 :-o :D

Man!  Is that one awkward-looking posed photo or what?  Looks like the prevailing sentiment is ".....can we go home now?"
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #134 on: February 27, 2018, 01:39:44 PM »

I'm just surprised to see John Bozeman in the state of Arkansas
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #135 on: February 27, 2018, 03:09:30 PM »

Where can I get an I-57 sticker like that? :-D
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #136 on: February 27, 2018, 04:34:35 PM »

Where can I get an I-57 sticker like that? :-D

Probably in the Harding University trash receptacles between the auditorium and the parking lot! :-P
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #137 on: February 27, 2018, 06:19:09 PM »

I don't drink, but I would never live in a dry town because if the local officials are content to write their personal morality into law on that topic, who's to say they won't do so on other things I might actually want to do?

You mean like murder?

My point is that isn't every law ideally the collective consensus of the personal moralities of those represented?
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #138 on: February 27, 2018, 08:55:22 PM »

Last Friday in Searcy @ Harding Uni, they [ARDOT] and a few dignitaries had the official unveiling of the "Future I-57" signs. It's NOW official! :)
I'll be looking for any new signs along the 67-167 corridor...

I have found ONE. SB US 67 just south of the 367/67B Exit (Exit 42). I drove from Walnut Ridge to Beebe and it's the only one I saw. I'll post a photo as soon as I can get it off my camera.


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(at least it isn't Clearview ;) )
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #139 on: February 27, 2018, 10:08:56 PM »

Where can I get an I-57 sticker like that? :-D

I'd write ARDOT and see if they have any leftovers. If they DO, I'd like one, too ;)
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #140 on: February 28, 2018, 12:31:04 AM »

Last Friday in Searcy @ Harding Uni, they [ARDOT] and a few dignitaries had the official unveiling of the "Future I-57" signs. It's NOW official! :)
I'll be looking for any new signs along the 67-167 corridor...

I have found ONE. SB US 67 just south of the 367/67B Exit (Exit 42). I drove from Walnut Ridge to Beebe and it's the only one I saw. I'll post a photo as soon as I can get it off my camera.


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(at least it isn't Clearview ;) )
Another one is posted northbound 67 just north of McCain Blvd (around mm 2)
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #141 on: February 28, 2018, 09:43:35 AM »


Another one is posted northbound 67 just north of McCain Blvd (around mm 2)

I thought of looking, but it was starting to rain. Since I found one sign, it was "good enough" for now.  ;)
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #142 on: February 28, 2018, 02:20:11 PM »

Last Friday in Searcy @ Harding Uni, they [ARDOT] and a few dignitaries had the official unveiling of the "Future I-57" signs. It's NOW official! :)
I'll be looking for any new signs along the 67-167 corridor...

I have found ONE. SB US 67 just south of the 367/67B Exit (Exit 42). I drove from Walnut Ridge to Beebe and it's the only one I saw. I'll post a photo as soon as I can get it off my camera.


UPDATE:


(at least it isn't Clearview ;) )

I'll probably be able to get a picture of that pretty soon. I'm pretty excited about the new interstate though!
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #143 on: February 28, 2018, 05:32:02 PM »

I doubt we'll see similar signs along US 67 and US 60 in Missouri. Is my prediction accurate?
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« Reply #144 on: February 28, 2018, 06:47:09 PM »

I doubt we'll see similar signs along US 67 and US 60 in Missouri. Is my prediction accurate?

I'd say it is. This was IMO, more for political points.
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #145 on: March 01, 2018, 12:00:40 PM »


Future I-57 sign unveiled by Arkansas Highways, on Flickr
The border width on this staged sign is cringe worthy. :banghead:
Count the 'Future' in the red field in that category as well! :banghead:

and what the hell is with the rounding of the green field?

"Oh shit we fucked up on another sign!" "What's new?" "Eh, leave it! It won't be in the field anyways!" -- Exact dialog that occured at the exact moment when ArDOT knew they fuc'd up! :rofl: :banghead:
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« Reply #146 on: March 01, 2018, 01:30:23 PM »

Let's not forget about the kerning of the "Future I-57" letters. Way too tight for actual green highway sign standards.
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #147 on: March 01, 2018, 02:04:58 PM »

Let's not forget about the kerning of the "Future I-57" letters. Way too tight for actual green highway sign standards.
Scott (far right) is like, "Oh shit!"
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« Reply #148 on: March 01, 2018, 02:19:26 PM »


Future I-57 sign unveiled by Arkansas Highways, on Flickr
The border width on this staged sign is cringe worthy. :banghead:
Count the 'Future' in the red field in that category as well! :banghead:

and what the hell is with the rounding of the green field?

"Oh shit we fucked up on another sign!" "What's new?" "Eh, leave it! It won't be in the field anyways!" -- Exact dialog that occured at the exact moment when ArDOT knew they fuc'd up! :rofl: :banghead:

I'm not sure the average person at ARDOT would have a clue. Too many strike me as government appointees with little knowledge of roads beyond "Point A to Point B".
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Re: I-57 Approved
« Reply #149 on: March 01, 2018, 02:36:50 PM »


Future I-57 sign unveiled by Arkansas Highways, on Flickr
The border width on this staged sign is cringe worthy. :banghead:
Count the 'Future' in the red field in that category as well! :banghead:

and what the hell is with the rounding of the green field?

"Oh shit we fucked up on another sign!" "What's new?" "Eh, leave it! It won't be in the field anyways!" -- Exact dialog that occured at the exact moment when ArDOT knew they fuc'd up! :rofl: :banghead:

I'm not sure the average person at ARDOT would have a clue. Too many strike me as government appointees with little knowledge of roads beyond "Point A to Point B".
Scott has the expirence. He knew they fucked up big time on the sign design.
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