||Tupelo leaders break ground on Elvis trail
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Shovels in hand, city leaders broke ground Friday on what they believe will be a beneficial draw to the city of Tupelo.
City leaders marked the occasion of the groundbreaking of the "Tupelo Birthplace Trail" in Fairpark.
The project consists of building bike lanes and sidewalks on East Main Street from Green Street to Veterans Boulevard.
It will also include the construction of street parking along the route through downtown.
"It's been a real long drawn out thing, but it's going to be so complimentary to our city," said Councilwoman Nettie Davis.
The Major Thoroughfare Program and the Mississippi Department of Transportation are paying for the $11 million project.