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Adams County board preps for road upgrades
from Staff Reports - NEWS
March 20, 2018 -

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. – Adams County streets and roads will be improved in the coming months with nearly $2 million county supervisors have borrowed to pay for the road-resurfacing project.

County board President Calvin Butler said the work should begin in May and continue into the summer. Roads will be refurbished in all five county districts at a cost of $1.8 million.

The county has about 480 miles of roads to maintain. County officials will use a list of top-priority in need of new pavement.

To save money and be able to resurface more roads, some will be relayered using the “chip-seal” method, Butler said. This road-coating process cost about $35,000 per mile while the asphalting method cost about $125,000, he said.

The Board of Supervisors last year voted to issue up to $3.7 million in bonds to finance various constriction projects to improve county-owned buildings and roads.

District 1 Supervisor Mike Lazarus is seeking suggestions on what byways need repairs in his district.

The county board in past years has provided funds to resurface city streets in Natchez. This year’s plan for the county's District 1 includes new pavement for city streets Glenwood, Woodville and MacGregor. With the city being so financially distressed, the Natchez Board of Aldermen hasn't been able to repave streets since 2016 after also doing so the three previous years. | © 2014 | All Rights Reserved
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