Separate projects expected for Tupelo roadway

Changes are expected for Eason Boulevard in Tupelo while another project is still in its planning stages.

Posted: Sep 10, 2018 11:11 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Changes are expected for Eason Boulevard in Tupelo while another project is still in its planning stages.

The Major Thoroughfare Committee has approved plans to widen the intersection with the popular roadway. The group awarded the $556,000 contract to J.M. Duncan of Ripley. 

The work includes adding a left turn lane for the west bound lanes on Eason Blvd. The contract will also include milling and paving work, plus improving traffic signals at certain intersections. 

Meanwhile, another road project is pending approval. 

Tupelo Water & Light is working with other companies to relocate utilities between Robbins Street and Clayton Avenue, City Engineer John Crawley said. 

The work is part of a Major Thoroughfare Committee plan to add turn lanes on West Jackson and North Gloster Street to help with traffic flow through the area. 

It is expected to take a couple of months to approve in order to consolidate the plan with four other companies, Crawley said. 

Once the plan to relocate the utilities is approved, the project will be opened for bids. 

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