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Taney County Commission Considers Solutions for Highway 86 Following Garth Brooks Concert

In a release Monday, the Taney County Commission is holding a public meeting to address solving the traffic issues along Highway 86.

The meeting comes after public backlash from residents and attendees of the Garth Brooks concert at the newly built Thunder Ridge Nature Arena.

Many fans complained publicly about difficulty getting into and out of the venue for the three shows Brooks put on at the arena built by Bass Pro Shops and founder Johnny Morris.

Members of the committee say they are considering widening portions of the highway from two to four lanes, as well as adding an underpass for drivers to enter Thunder Ridge.

Reports also say plans for added right lanes on portions of Highway 65 are also being suggested.

Considerations for funding the projects would include a 1% community improvement tax, and possibly a 1% transportation development tax.

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