News Flash


Posted on: August 18, 2023

Infrastructure Updates - Road Resurfacing

Road signs and a barricade in white and orange are displayed. The Signs say "Road Closed"

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.


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:

Cemetery Road

Brenham Avenue
(Minor St. to Concord)

Liberty Road
Melrose Ave. to Shields Ln.)

Sunset Blvd

Margaret Avenue

East Oak Street

Melrose–Montebello Parkway
(East of Sgt. Prentiss to Dead End)

Oak Street

Espero Drive

Mansfield Drive

Alta Road

Pecan Way
(South of Highland)

Old Brown’s Lane

North Rankin Street

Rembert Street

Duncan Park Road

Bishop Street

Rickman Street

South Concord Ave

Gary Circle

Old Devereaux Street

Camp Street

Beech Street

Cottage Farm Road

Auburn Avenue
(E Franklin to J Quitman)

Quitman Street

Bluff Street

Mascagni Avenue

McGregor Way

East Stiers Lane

Martins Lane

Caddo Street

Village Place

Walnut Street

Lindberg Avenue
(Aldren Court to Margaret Ave.)

Wright Court

Byrd Court

Arnold Court

Earhart Drive

Hicktober Street

East Franklin Street

Fatherland Road
(61 S. to Melrose–Montebello Pwy)

Fatherland Road
(Melrose–Montebello to Hwy 61 N.)

Arlington Avenue

Irving Lane

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!

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