TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Folks in Tupelo who spend part of their day driving on East Main Street have been driving through a construction zone for months.
The construction is part of a multimillion-dollar widening of a large portion of the street.
Construction began during the summer, and according to those in charge, it is chugging right along on schedule even after some setbacks.
"The work's been progressing slowly due to wet weather conditions during the last month or so. But they're making progress, and they are on schedule for completion this summer," said Phillip Harbor, the project manager for Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Program.
One woman who works on East Main understands the process but said that the roadwork has been an inconvenience to some.
"It's inconvenient to come in and out of the store, especially with people trying to get to work. When school lets out over here, traffic is backed up. You just can't get out. People aren't as courteous as they were. They kind of won't let you in, so you have to sit and wait," said Mary Bugg of Tupelo.
Damon Palmer is the owner of Palmer's Big Star supermarket on East Main Street.
He said business hasn't really been affected but he's looking forward to the completion date.
"It'll be a sigh of relief when it's all over, and I think it'll look a lot better and probably help us in the long run. But you know how these things just take a long time to finish," said Palmer.
"I'd just advise people to patient. We've got a lot of construction going on, a lot of detours, barrels blocking certain areas and workers especially. So please be patient. We hope any inconvenience is worth the wait after we are finished," added Harbor.