Roadwork begins to align Tupelo streets

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Tupelo road crews will block a section of Lumpkin Avenue to begin the process of aligning two roads.

Posted: Jun 14, 2019 4:17 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2019 6:37 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo road crews will block a section of Lumpkin Avenue to begin the process of aligning two roads.

The Lumpkin Avenue intersection will close on Monday as part of a street improvement project.

Crews will block the roadway from Lumpkin Avenue to Stephen D Lee Street.

The goal is to shift Lumpkin Avenue west to align with Monument Drive, which is across Main Street.

This realignment will give motorists a straight path through the intersection.

The city will then convert the old section of Lumpkin Avenue to green space.

City Engineer Dennis Bonds said the project is under a 120-day contract.

He also expects the project to be completed sooner than Oct. 14, weather permitting.

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