A major sewer project for the West Corinth area is getting started in the coming week.

With the work will come an extended road closure on Wenasoga Road. Brian Smith, speaking for the contractor ENSCOR, said work will begin on Monday or Tuesday, depending on weather conditions. This will require a road closure to through traffic from the intersection of Wenasoga Road and West Shiloh Road to the Glover Drive area.

The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will last for a month to two months, depending on weather conditions as the construction progresses, according to Smith. Motorists are advised to plan alternate routes.

The project is designed to alleviate some significant sewer problems in the area. The work includes replacement of a gravity line along Wenasoga Road to the lift station in the area of Wenasoga Road and Linden Street. That lift station will be replaced, and a new pressure line will extend from there. The project will include some resurfacing on Wenasoga Road following the street cuts.

With a price tag of $1.763 million for the project, funding sources include a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant and a $500,000 state appropriation.

The city is seeking loan funding for another project that will be a continuation of these improvements.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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