Posted on September 20, 2017 at 12:07 PM by Darren Musselwhite
The City of Southaven and Desoto County have cooperatively funded this project which will provide a new asphalt overlay, new striping, and new shoulders to this key east-west arterial road from Getwell road to the Southaven city limits west of Highway 51. Work on this road has been delayed in recent years waiting on a pending federal-funded project initiated by the County many years ago which proposed widening Starlanding to four lanes with a boulevard design, straightening the “S” curve, and adding an interchange on I-55. This long-term plan is still in place, but contingent upon federal funding administered through MDOT. The City could not wait any longer due to the deteriorating condition of the road and welcomed the funding partnership of this $1.2 million project from the Desoto County Board of Supervisors.
Construction is projected to begin in October of this year with completion by the end of November, contingent upon weather conditions suitable for asphalt application. This is another project that is part of a continued aggressive plan to improve infrastructure within our city.