The first stages of the long-awaited paving of Longview Road will most likely start in the next few months, after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the movement of utility wires along the roadway.
Columbus city council is considering another round of street paving projects, following a 5-1 vote Tuesday night to further discuss the issue next month.
Longview Road appears to set for paving, pending approval from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on June 17.
Oktibbeha County will soon pave Longview Road in its entirety, thanks to permission the county received from the Office of State Aid to expand the scope of the planned project.
The long-delayed Longview Road paving project is a step closer to becoming reality after county supervisors approved a board order for it Monday evening.
Oktibbeha County may have clearance to pave a portion of Longview Road while awaiting federal money to complete the entire project, according to County Engineer Clyde Pritchard.
In Oktibbeha County, just southwest of Starkville, sits a “dusty, dirty road.”
The Mississippi Department of Transportation has almost completed nearly five miles of paving along two entrances to the Columbus Air Force Base, thanks to amenable winter conditions.