Johnson wants to use bond issue to fund $10M in street paving

JACKSON — Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. says he will use funds from a bond issue to pay for a $10 million street paving project in the Capital City.

Johnson tells The Clarion-Ledger the city council would have to sign off on the proposal.

The city has devoted huge sums of money to fixing streets. Jackson spends $1 million or so each year on routine residential paving and only recently finished work on a 2009 bond issue worth $26 million that repaved 86 miles.

Johnson says the city is working on a long-term plan for water and sewer line repairs and is set to start work soon on a system to rate all of the city’s streets. Work on the street ratings was supposed to begin last fiscal year, but the project was delayed.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: