Local development officials broke ground last fall on an enhancement and revitalization project connecting Downtown Tupelo to East Tupelo and the Elvis Presley Birthplace. Additionally, the project will improve traffic flow and efficiency as well as pedestrian comfort and safety.
Construction crews have been working on Phase One- East Main Street, Veterans Boulevard and Reese Street; for the past seven months. As work continues in East Tupelo, the next phase of the project will begin soon.
Construction crews will begin work on Main Street between Green Street and Broadway Street Tuesday, May 26th. Traffic will be shifted to one side of the street and street parking will not be accessible. The public parking lot on the north side of Main Street will be accessible from Court Street.
Modifications and enhancements of the project include repaving and widening East Main Street to five lanes, synchronized traffic signal controls, street trees and green space, sidewalks with bricked pedestrian crosswalks, crossing signals and decorative street lighting, among others.