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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Neighborhood Streets Paving Project Kicks Off in Jackson's Ward 7

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Crews began work this week on another neighborhood streets project in Jackson. Sections of 15 streets in Ward 7 will be paved, using funds generated by the Special Municipal Sales Tax, known as the 1 Percent Tax. The project is part of Jackson’s Operation Orange Cone Initiative.
The cost of the OCC’s neighborhood streets project is $9.75 million. So far, nearly 30 streets have been paved in wards across the City.

The following are the streets scheduled for paving work that began this week: Commerce Street, Wilmington Street, Lee Drive, Grandview Circle, High Street, Wesley Street, Lamar Street, Lasalle Street, Arrowhead Drive, Carlisle Street, East Pearl Street, Larson Street, Roosevelt Street, N. Lamar Street and S. Roach Street.

“These are Jackson’s 1 percent dollars at work,” said Mayor Tony T. Yarber. “This city’s infrastructure has been neglected for decades, and we’re now able to see some progress from numerous road and bridge projects funded by the tax.”

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