Roadway project election Tuesday in Tupelo

TUPELO — A special election Tuesday in Tupelo will decide the fate of the proposed Major Thoroughfare Program.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. in the city.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports voters will decide whether to renew the 20-year-old road-improvement program another five years or to end it.

Officials say the property tax levy will bring in about $4 million a year.

Tuesday’s election is the fifth in the Major Thoroughfare Program’s 20-year history. The first one launched the program; all subsequent ones continued it for an additional five years. It has passed each time.

The city plans to widen some streets and add turn lanes elsewhere among other things.

The Associated Press/NEMS Daily Journal