Sidewalk work to disrupt downtown Corinth traffic

CORINTH – Downtown Corinth motorists may be inconvenienced next week when streets are closed temporarily for a sidewalk construction project.
As of Monday, the city will begin installing cast-iron warning strips at downtown intersections to alert pedestrians who are blind or nearly blind that they are near a crossing point, said Community Planning and Development Director Dave Huwe.
“There are six critical blocks that will be addressed consecutively and will require that each block be closed to vehicular traffic during the construction period,” Huwe said.
Those blocks are
* Waldron Street from Franklin to Taylor.
* Waldron Street from Fillmore to Franklin.
* Foote Street from Franklin to Taylor.
* Foote Street from Fillmore to Franklin.
* Franklin Street from Cruise to Waldron.
* Franklin Street from Waldron to Foote.
A Mississippi Department of Transportation grant of $236,000 that was awarded in early 2008 will pay for the work to improve handicap access in Corinth’s Historic Downtown.
The closing of each block should take no longer than a week, weather permitting, and the work will be completed one block at a time. During construction no parking will be available on the block.
Several additional sidewalk replacement projects also will be completed, but are expected to have less impact on traffic and parking, Huwe said.
Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@djournal.com.

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