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Oktibbeha County resident reacts to Longview Road project

Oktibbeha County's Board of Supervisors approved funds for the long-awaited project on Longview Road.

Posted: Jul 1, 2019 6:57 PM
Updated: Jul 2, 2019 9:46 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Oktibbeha County's Board of Supervisors approved funds for the long-awaited project on Longview Road.

Philips Contracting in Columbus will repave 4 miles of the road, connecting Highway 12 to Highway 25.

The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million.

Oktibbeha County Supervisor John Montgomery said they started the project in 2007, but never finished.

“The main thing is getting the community out the dust and mud,” Montgomery said.

Supervisor Bricklee Miller said the Board of Supervisors made this project a priority since 2016.

Miller said the project will be done in two phases. The contractors will fix drainage issues on the sides of the road; then they will begin to repave four miles of Longview Road.

Miller and Montgomery said the construction will begin in one month.

Peggy Rogers, who lives on Longview Road, said she's waited a long time for the road to be repaved.

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