Regina (Bolen) Farsaci looks out onto Route 7 in front of her house. Construction and traffic has made life difficult for Farsaci as she tries to operate her business, Gina’s Junktique.Two giant umbrellas hang on the front porch of Regina (Bolen) Farsaci’s residence on State Route 7 south of Sardis. Farsaci tries to use the umbrellas to keep out the glare from the temporary stop lights that sit in front of her home due to construction projects.

Road construction, traffic create nuisance, affect local business

Oil and gas may be bringing financial benefits to the area, but for some Monroe County residents, the industry has been nothing but a headache.

Regina (Bolen) Farsaci, owner of Gina’s Junktique, said Tuesday, July 3, that her shop has suffered a tremendous decline in business since a large culvert broke and a stoplight was installed directly in front of the shop just south of Sardis on State Route 7. Farsaci feels that with only a single lane in front of the shop with a stoplight on either end, potential customers don’t know when to go and are afraid of missing the light.

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