LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - WDAM takes you inside Laurel's Ward One as city leaders are working to make several improvements and one that is about a half million dollars.
Grass meets the streets, but not for long.
It's a project Laurel Ward One City Councilman Jason Capers is passionate about completing. He said it's part of his mission to improve the area.
"We are going to be working with the city and getting sidewalks installed in these neighborhoods, Jason Capers said. "Everywhere it is feasible for us to do that."
"It's going to be one of my long-term projects, Capers said. "We want wide, safe sidewalks for kids to be able to walk down, ride their bikes, skateboard on and travel to and from school."
Laurel Middle School sits in the heart of ward one. It's the magnet centerpiece for a loving and learning environment and Capers wants children to get there safely.
"Most of the kids in this community walk to school, Capers said."
That's not all you will see taking shape the next few months. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be poured into the area.
"Also, excited to announce we are going to have over a half million dollars worth of streets in ward one paved, Capers said,"
Creating a precise, manicured look for residents and visitors.
"We are going to be adding the litter containers, just like they have downtown, on 16th Avenue South this summer, Capers said. "So, as kids walk to school there's a good convenient place for them to put their litter. And hopefully, to help keep the city beautiful and looking beautiful."
No word on an exact finish date for the projects. We will continue to keep you updated on the improvements.