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Filed with the city’s Development Services department are the companies’ site plans and architectural drawings so here are what the buildings for Firehouse Subs and Carlock Kia will look like, more or less. You’ll have to scroll down to see The Carlock image. The CarMax image is available on the link provided above.:
The Northern Loop that connects Coley Road to Barnes Crossing Road in Tupelo includes two bridges – one over the Natchez Trace Parkway and one over U.S. Highway 78/future Interstate 22.
Meanwhile, the Mississippi Department of Transportation has announced that the 78 bridge construction will begin this month. Century Construction of Tupelo will be building the $10.5 million bridge, and it should be finished by November.
Just in time for the holidays!
Press release from MDOT:
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced plans to being a project improving travel around the US 78 and Coley Road intersection in Lee County.
The project includes construction of a bridge over US 78 allowing motorists a more direct route to the Barnes Crossing area. In addition to the bridge, this project will also construct four interchange ramps at the US 78 and Coley Road intersection.
“The goal of this project is to relieve some of the traffic pressure on US 45 and Barnes Crossing Road,” said Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. “This new interchange will provide motorists traveling east toward Tupelo on US 78 another route to the Barnes Crossing area. We ask for your patience as we work to improve your commute in Lee County.”
This $10,515,312 construction contract was awarded to Century Construction of Tupelo. Construction is expected to begin this month with a projected completion date of November 2014. This project will involve lane and road closures; however, most of the major closures will occur at night. Once work begins, motorists should expect delays in this area.
The frame on the new Firehouse Subs in Tupelo finally started going up this weekend.
The restaurant is on West Main Street, next to the ATT store, and across the street from Anytime Fitness, Wendy’s and Starbucks.
Franchise owner Chris Stephenson, who opened his Oxford Firehouse Subs in 2011, said Friday that he’s hoping to get the restaurant open by late spring/early summer – that means late May/early June.
The restaurant is expected to seat about 60 people and employ about 20 full- and part-time employees.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain has more than 730 locations in 39 states and PuertoRico. In Mississippi, there are locations in Biloxi, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg and Southaven.
Kilgore’s Supermarket, which has been around since at least the early 1970s, is starting a major renovation.
Modern, efficient LED-lit coolers and freezers will replace the old ones on the sales floor.
But the bulk of the work won’t be seen by customers. New cold prep areas in the back of the store and an expansion in the warehouse are part of the project.
The facade of the building also will be renovated, but that’s secondary to the work inside.
And if you’ll recall, Kilgore’s became a part of Food Giant last year, but retained its name.
READ MORE in Saturday’s Daily Journal.
It’s Northstar Church of Saltillo, which is opening a second campus at the old Lane spot.
Michael Bowers, the pastor of maturity at Northstar, said the Tupelo church will open Easter Sunday.
That’s a key date for Northstar, which first opened on Easter Sunday 2006.
Bowers said the Saltillo church has a large following from west Tupelo, Belden, Pontotoc and New Albany, and the Lane store was the perfect spot to set up a second campus.
Work is being done to build classroom spaces for the children. The front of the building will house the church cafe, and the back warehouse area is being converted to be the worship area.
From MDOT (previous coverage):
JACKSON, MISS., Tuesday, January 8, 2013— The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to update motorists on a previously scheduled lane closure on Highway 45 in Lee County.
The previously scheduled lane closure for today has been postponed due to weather conditions. MDOT will update motorists on the new date as information becomes available.
4:30 update: We spoke with MDOT. Officials said traffic lanes will close in sections so we won’t have a 3.5 mile-stretch of 1-lane traffic. Read more in Saturday’s Journal.
Oh, boy. This is going to be fun. One lane of traffic on Highway 45 for at least six weeks. Info from MDOT:
JACKSON, MISS., Friday, January 4, 2013— The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to announce an upcoming lane closure on Highway 45 in Lee County.
On Tuesday, January 8, at 8 a.m., MDOT will close the northbound and southbound inside, left lanes of Highway 45 to begin work on a new cable barrier in the median. The barrier will be installed along a 3.5 mile stretch of Highway 45 from the Eason Boulevard interchange to the Verona exit.
There will be subsequent closures of the inside lanes from Eason Boulevard to Main Street and then to McCullough Boulevard as each section’s grade work is completed.