Construction Begins On New Louisville Storm Shelter

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s been a work in progress for years, but now dirt is being moved for the new storm shelter in downtown Louisville.

Once completed, the structure will be able to hold 2,000 people in the event of severe weather.

Construction will divert traffic into the downtown area.

Mayor Will Hill wants citizens to know while this is an inconvenience, the end result is well worth it.

“It’s a historical moment for this community, the fact we have this type of structure be a permanent structure that can serve the entire community. This definitely will impede traffic for a while, but there’s one block that will be a one-way street. We just want to remind everyone to be mindful of that, starting back after spring break, and just to pardon our progress. We just ask like we’ve been doing for 3 to 4 years, now; just give us patience. Patience is what we need,” says Mayor Hill.

Hill says the shelter will be complete at the end of 2018.

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