Waveland street paving going strong

By Danielle Thomas - bio | email

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - Waveland is also well into its efforts to create a smoother ride along every street. The paving started back in April. Mayor Tommy Longo says so far crews have completely re-paved about 35 percent of city streets. He says people are starting to be able to enjoy the progress being made in Hurricane Katrina recovery.

"The street paving is the first real project that the citizens can see. It's above ground, and they can enjoy the benefits of the time that it's taken," Mayor Tommy Longo said.

"We're excited about it. If your street hasn't been paved yet, it will be paved. We have some cross drain work and some culvert work that has to go on some of the streets. That has to take place before they are paved, and that's the only hold up."

Mayor Longo says the paving work is the a final phase of millions of dollars of infrastructure work including new water, sewer and gas lines.

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