Video: Columbus Construction Project Complete
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- The completion of the 14th Avenue Ditch Improvement Project was celebrated at a ribbon cutting ceremony, Wednesday morning in Columbus.
14th Avenue was in great need of improvement. The city, along with the Army Corps Engineers, spent over $1 million in order to make it happen.
The road was widened, curbs and shoulders were added, contaminated soil was removed, and the drainage ditch along the roadway was improved.
Project officials say the new ditch will increase the health and safety of residents in surrounding neighborhoods during high rain and severe weather.
“Everybody is excited about it, the mayor is happy, and the whole city of Columbus,” said Rick Mason, Site manager. “We are just trying to make things better for the citizens here in this area here.”
Project completion will also enhance safety for drivers and will continue to serve the public for years to come.