Many Yazoo City drivers are likely relieved to see the resurfacing work under way on Twelfth Street.
There’s even more good news on the way.
Major projects are planned for both city streets and county roads.
In addition to the recently announced $700,000 project in the industrial park, Yazoo County will soon begin a $750,000 project to repair and resurface Carter Road.
Cobie Collins, president of the Board of Supervisors, said that supervisors, representatives from the Yazoo County Economic Development District and officials with Yazoo Planters Gin met with state senators Joseph Thomas and Briggs Hopson to discuss the longstanding deterioration of Carter Road.
“Carter Road was not originally engineered for today’s modern farming equipment, increased agricultural commerce and traffic flow,” Collins said.
Senate Bill 2969 includes the $750,000 funding to repair Carter Road.
Sen. Thomas said he appreciates the teamwork with Sen. Hopson and also the work of Sen. Josh Harkins, who serves as finance chairman.
Yazoo City has many street repairs on the schedule with bond money secured, and the state is assisting with a project that has long been a problem.
The end of Fifteenth Street near Martin Luther King Drive has been in need of repair for years. The project has been challenging, however, due to the cost and nature of the work involved.
The state is providing $400,000 to help with the construction costs.
Mayor Diane Delaware said that Fifteenth Street has an average daily traffic count of 2,500 vehicles.