The Evelyn Gandy Parkway bridges Petal, MS to Hattiesburg, MS. It was finished in 2006 and has since added more business opportunities to the city. (Thompson)
Hal Marx, mayor of Petal, MS (Thompson)
For the 2017 year, Mayor Hal Marx is planning to completely repave 10 miles of road within the city of Petal.
Paving equipment sits near the W.L. Smith Elementary School. (Thompson)
The repaving project was put on hold recently due to the constant rain and storms over the holiday season. The first phases of the project started with the repaving of roads around the elementary and middle schools.
A lone hole sits in the crumbling road in the Cross Creek neighborhood. (Thompson)
Cross Creek is one of many neighborhoods getting a renovation. These renovations should be completed over two weeks if the weather allows.
Residents throughout the Sunrise community display signs in protest to the annexation project. (Thompson)
Another portion of the project includes annexing neighborhoods in some of the areas set for repaving, including Sunrise Road and the Leeville/Barrontown communities.
This small grove hides one of the many subdivisions in the Sunrise community. (Thompson)
Over the course of the next five years, the mayor hopes to set a continuous schedule of citywide infrastructure maintenance. This is one of the many things he hopes will bring more businesses and residents to Petal.