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City to resurface 2 dozen streets

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr., announced plans Wednesday to repave more than two dozen streets in the city this year, and said funding is needed to resurface larger portions of the city's 1,200 miles of street.

"Until we have a dedicated source, until we have a large influx or injection of dollars into our street paving program, we're gonna have to pave about a million dollars worth of streets a year and that's gonna be four or five miles of street," Johnson said.

Twenty seven residential streets and 25 intersections will be resurfaced at a cost of $1.1 million dollars.

Some residents say they don't think the city is doing enough.

"I think 27 streets is just completely not enough. Like I said, I just recently moved back, and I'm just appalled at the condition of the streets in Jackson now. It's horrible," Jackson resident Glenis Wansley said.

The mayor also said the city is still looking for ways to pay for $900 million in water and sewer improvements over the next 20 years after the local option sales tax failed and council members rejected a $10 million bond issue.

Jackson City Street 2012 Resurfacing Project (Source: City of Jackson)

Street Start End
Lake Vista Dr. Eltonwoods Dead End
Lake Vista Dr. Eltonwoods Dead End
Wyndallewood Dr. Siwell Rd. Culdesac
Wyndallewood Dr. Wyndallewood Dr. Culdesac
Oak Brook Dr. Brook Hollow Culdesac
Kings Wood Cir. Brook Hollow Culdesac
Lois Cove Barrier Place Culdesac
Vernon Cir. Monaco St. Monaco St.
Shamrock Dr. Raymond Rd. Willaneel Dr.
Pinecrest Cir. Altawoods Blvd. Altawoods Blvd.
Meadow Lark Dr. Pine Lawn Place Shady Pine Ln.
Meadow Lark Dr. Pine Lawn Place Terry Road
Pascagoula St. End of Viaduct Roach Street
Pearl St. 303 W. Viaduct Gallatin Street
Palmyra St. Fortification St. MLK Dr.
Valley St. Capital St. Clinton Avenue
Garden Cir. Englewood St. Englewood St.
Greymont Ave. Moody St. Fortification St.
Newport St. Harper Avenue Sunset Dr.
Westchester Dr. Ridgeway Street Culdesac
Valley Ridge Dr. Post Oak Road Culdesac
Kirkly Dr. Hanging Moss Road Hillside Dr.
Old Canton Lane Old Canton Road Buckley Dr.
Roxbury Court Roxbury Road Apt. Entrance
Friar Circle Nottingham Road Culdesac
Suffolk Circle Suffolk Drive Culdesac
Old Canton Hill Drive Old Canton Road Old Canton Rd.

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