In a couple of weeks, we will break ground on an exciting and very much needed street infrastructure project.
Starting in 2021, local municipalities began receiving funding allocated by the state legislature for the purpose of repair, maintenance or reconstruction of roads, streets, bridges, water, and sewer from the Mississippi Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2018.
In Natchez, we have strategically dedicated and leveraged these funds in order to make possible a six-million-dollar street overlay project for nearly fifty streets all across our city.
PARDON OUR PROGRESS!
No large infrastructure project is without its headaches and inconveniences, so we will be doing our best to keep citizens informed of street closures, detours, and scheduled start dates for the respective streets within the scope of the project.
Our contractors will be putting out signs letting residents know when work will be beginning on each given street. We will also be sharing information about the project on the City of Natchez Facebook page and other social media platforms as well as in the local newspapers and on local radio stations.
We are asking that all citizens, particularly those who live in the areas to be improved, remain vigilant of construction and also to please remove their vehicles from the sides of streets that are being overlayed as directed by our contractors.
The following streets will be included in this overlay project. Other streets may be addressed as time and resources allow:
(Minor St. to Concord)
Melrose Ave. to Shields Ln.)
East Oak Street
(East of Sgt. Prentiss to Dead End)
(South of Highland)
Old Brown’s Lane
North Rankin Street
Duncan Park Road
South Concord Ave
Old Devereaux Street
Cottage Farm Road
(E Franklin to J Quitman)
East Stiers Lane
(Aldren Court to Margaret Ave.)
East Franklin Street
(61 S. to Melrose–Montebello Pwy)
(Melrose–Montebello to Hwy 61 N.)
Improved infrastructure is a major part of the Natchez Renewal. We are grateful that we are able to do these projects on top of our regular street maintenance and repair. Our public works department continues to work hard, oftentimes in excessive heat or in the night after a storm. In my opinion, they are unsung heroes in our community.
We are also seeing many other infrastructure projects in various stages of completion. Some of these, like the North Natchez Youth Center, have been completed and are now open to the public to enjoy. Other projects, such as renovated ballparks and new tennis courts at Duncan Park are well along their way. We also will soon be breaking ground on renovations to the police department, fire departments, Duncan Park golf clubhouse, city auditorium, civic center, and convention center.
Please pardon our progress as we continue working to ensure our streets and facilities are the best they can be–reflective of the beautiful community we are blessed to call home.
Because Natchez Deserves More!