TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - Mayor Jason Shelton said it will take over $4 million to fix a majority of the roads and potholes throughout the city.
Shelton said $1.8 million from the Major Thoroughfare Program will go toward repairing roads. He and other leaders want an additional $800,000 this year from the Online Sales Tax.
Shelton said there are many roads that need some work. City council members listed 60 so far and that doesn’t include major roads in Tupelo.
Some of the roads on the list are Walnut Lane, Traceland Drive, and North Commerce Street, and South Green Street.
Shelton said the list of streets that need work is lengthy. He said the city council adopted a grading plan that will put the focus on roads that need immediate attention.
City council members plan to talk about additional funding for repairing the streets on Tuesday.