Overlay work under way on Union Street

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 23, 2010

NATCHEZ — Milling machines outnumbered cars on North Union Street Thursday as construction crews began work on the city’s $602,000 overlay project.

“(Crews) were out (Thursday) milling the old asphalt,” City Engineer David Gardner said. “(Milling) will carry on through the week, and once that’s done we’ll lay down new asphalt.”

The Union Street Overlay Project, which will extend from Orleans Street to George F. West Boulevard, is financed by the city’s federal urban aid fund, which consists of federal monies.

Slated for completion in late August, the project requires handicapped ramps, sidewalks and curbs in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.