State Street Detours

Work was schedule to start earlier this week on the second phase of the State Street Reconstruction Project. This phase will completely reconstruct State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road. When finished, State Street will have all new pavement, water lines, sewer lines, curb/gutter, drainage lines, transit shelters, sidewalks and traffic signals. This segment of work is expected to last into Summer 2019.

During construction lane reductions and detours will be set up between Hartfield Street and Choctaw Road. State Street northbound from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road will be reduced to one lane.

All southbound traffic will be detoured starting at Meadowbrook Road to West Street to Mitchell Avenue. Local access into the neighborhood can use Northview Drive to access residences.

State Street southbound from Meadowbrook Road to Piggly Wiggly grocery store and the CVS, will be left open to maintain business access.


The State Street Reconstruction Project is funded by a TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation with the Federal Highway Administration and Mississippi Department of Transportation providing grant oversight. This project is also funded by the 1% Municipal Special Sales Tax and other city funds.


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