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Tupelo mayor vetoes proposal to build turn lane

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Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has vetoed a city council proposal to build a turn lane on Endville Road.

Posted: Jan 9, 2018 11:47 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) – Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton has vetoed a city council proposal to build a turn lane on Endville Road.

The lane would be built at the entrance of Tupelo Christian Preparatory School. City council leaders approved the construction saying it was a safety issue, not just for the school, but for anyone who traveled on the roadway.

Shelton says he doesn’t feel taxpayer money should be spent on building a turn lane for a private entity.

City officials approached the Major Thoroughfare Committee Monday night about funding a survey to determine needs from McCullough Boulevard to the city limits.

Members of the committee were hesitant because Endville Road is not included in the currently approved road plan approved by voters.

The veto is the first one issued by Shelton and comes in his second term in office.

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