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Two East Memphis neighborhoods want to block through traffic

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: April 06, 2021 11:37 AM CT | Published: April 05, 2021 7:24 PM CT

Residents of two East Memphis neighborhoods request that their streets be permanently gated or blocked from two busy streets, Poplar and Highland. But doing so would degrade the connectivity of the city’s street network, the Division of Planning and Development says.

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.