Paving Projects Underway

By: Wayne Burns Email
By: Wayne Burns Email

Meridian Public Works has begun paving multiple streets. The funding for it is distributed through the state and federal governments.

"We're doing 29th Avenue from 40th Street to North Hills Street," said Monty Jackson, public works director. "And we'll be doing 29th Avenue from 1st Street up to 8th Street. We're also doing 7th Street from 26th Avenue to 39th Avenue. We've done Country Club (Drive). We've done Grandview (Avenue)".

Some residents are very happy about the new work being done.

"I love it. Because at first when you were riding on it, it was feeling like you had a flat or something," said Elaine Wallace of Quitman. "But I'm glad it's going to be smooth."

"I think the street improvement is a much needed improvement," said Dorothy Wells of Meridian. "A lot of our streets are in bad shape, so I think it's a good thing; it may be an inconvenience for a minute, but it's well worth the wait."

"We've got another project coming up that the council has passed a bond issue for and we'll be starting some new streets probably in a month or two," said Jackson. "That bid is out right now for advertisement and hope to receive it within three weeks."

Public works requests drivers take alternate routes, if possible, to ensure the safety of workers.

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