JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The City of Jackson plans to move forward with its latest infrastructure improvements and will begin the next phase of the State Street Project Monday.
Infrastructure improvements are long overdue, according to folks who live along Hartsfield Street and Choctaw Road. This is the area where they city will begin its next phase of the State Street Project.
Starting Monday, if weather permits, the city will start replacing water, gas and sewer lines. Once that’s done, they plan to repave the area, which includes new sidewalks as well as traffic signals.
Some homeowners say these improvements will help the community in a way some may not think about.
“People will take pride in things around the community," said one resident. "I think it will actually lower the crime rate because people will actually care about their community and their properties.”
The city started the first phase of the project earlier this year.
Most of the project is being paid by federal dollars. The city is expecting the project to last into the summer of 2019.