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Posted on: November 2, 2016

1 Percent Commission Receives Update on Infrastructure Projects


The Municipal Sales Tax Commission, also known as the 1 Percent Commission, met Wednesday, Nov. 2, to receive a status update on infrastructure projects funded by the sales tax.

"As crews pave streets in wards across the city, we're ready to begin looking toward next year's projects," said Mayor Tony T. Yarber.

Below is information commission members received on Nov. 2, detailing key infrastructure projects.


Riverside Drive Design

  • Consultant approved for Phase 1 by City Council
  • Notice to proceed issued on Oct. 12

Medgar Evers

  • Design consultant selected through RFP process
  • City working with design consultant to finalize the scope of work and contract

Lynch Street

  • Awaiting Mississippi Department of Transportation activation


Eubanks Creek

  • Currently in design phase

Eubanks Creek Tributary No. 6

  • Currently in 30 percent design phase
  • Preliminary survey conducted
  • Currently conducting hydraulic modeling
  • Currently conducting geotechnical investigation

Town Creek Tributary No. 4: Woodrow Wilson to Erie Street

  • Currently in contract negotiation phase

Belhaven Creek

  • Currently in study phase to determine capacity to creek and culverts

Brookhollow Circle

  • Design documents completed and conducted community meeting on June 25 at Fire Station 23
  • Currently working on easement documents and bidding process to start in December 2016.

Lynch Creek Drainage Improvements

  • The City was awarded a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant to cover drainage improvements and contract under progress for $2.57M.
  • Currently under construction


Hanging Moss Bridge

  • Construction completed and opened in July 2016
  • Currently in close-out

Country Club Drive & Mayes Street

  • Currently in 30 percent design phase
  • Geotechnical completed
  • Survey completed Oct. 24

Ready Mix Street Bridge

  • Designed in-house
  • Currently under construction by contract to Dozer LLC
  • Construction end date: November 2016

Alta Woods Boulevard

  • Permission requested to hire design consultant

Robinson Road

  • Design consultant selected (Volkert) and contract awarded
  • Field review to follow
  • Schedule to advertise by the end of November 2016

Water Line Replacement

Eastover Drive

  • Construction started on July 5, 2016
  • Expected completion: November 2016

Lawrence Road

  • Currently in design phase
  • Public outreach team has notified residents
  • Preliminary survey has started
  • Geotechnical to start in November

Hanging Moss Road

  • Currently under review

Woodell Drive Area

  • Currently in design phase

The 1 Percent Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month. The meetings are open to the public. Visit for more information about 1 Percent projects.

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