Improvements coming to major roadways in Greenville

Greenville – The Greenville City Council voted Tuesday to sell $5.8 million in bonds to pay for improvements to Traders Road and the construction of the Monty Stratton Parkway.

Traders Road, which runs between Jack Finney Boulevard and Wesley St., has never been upgraded from its original design. The improvement plan is calling for one, 12 foot wide lane in either direction and a ten foot improved shoulder on either side. The cost is estimated at $3 million.

For the Monty Stratton Parkway, two lanes, a raised median and open ditches are to be constructed on either side of the road. The project stretches from Interstate 30 to the campus of Paris Junior College in Greenville.