Hattiesburg to repave 38 streets by May 2018

Hattiesburg to repave 38 streets by May 2018

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Many Hattiesburg streets will soon become less bumpy.

More than three dozen are set for repaving over the next few months.

Tuesday, the city announced its paving schedule for the first half of 2018.

By next May, 38 streets, in all five wards, will be repaved.

All tolled, more than 13 miles of city streets are included in the plan.

Among the first will be S. 37th Avenue and Jervis Mims Road.

Mayor Toby Barker said the city is trying to be fair in its approach to improving city streets.

"What we really tried to do is look at the percentage of roads in each ward and try to make sure that, whenever we could, the amount of miles paved in each ward matched that percentage," Barker said. "We also took into account councilperson's requests, roads that they had heard the most about as well as just trying to figure out what had been done in previous wards in recent years and trying to make a plan going forward."

The city has appropriated $2.3 millon for paving in fiscal year year 2018.

That is $100,000 more than last fiscal year.

The list of streets to be paved includes:

Ward 1

  • Fairlake Circle
  • Farilake Drive
  • Lake Estates Drive (north)
  • Montague Boulevard (USM campus to N 37th Avenue)
  • Southern Miss Drive

Ward 2

  • Short 7th Street
  • Short 8th Street
  • Short 9th Street
  • Currie Street
  • Oak Street
  • Morton Street
  • Duke Avenue
  • Ruby Avenue*
  • Magnolia Avenue*

Ward 3

  • S 30th Avenue
  • S 31st Avenue
  • S 37th Avenue
  • Chevy Chase Drive
  • Sharmont Drive

Ward 4

  • 2nd Avenue (Hardy to W Pine)
  • 3rd Avenue
  • 5th Avenue
  • 8th Avenue
  • Corinne St (Hardy to 3rd Avenue)
  • 1st Terrace
  • 2nd Terrace
  • 3rd Terrace
  • Dearborne Street
  • Dixie Avenue
  • N 11th Avenue
  • N 17th Avenue

Ward 5

  • Breland Street
  • Ollie Street
  • Annie Christie Lane
  • Jervis Mims Road
  • Highland Avenue
  • Satchel Road
  • Stepts Avenue
  • Travillion Road