Motorists should be able to drive from Interstate 30 directly to Paris Junior College in Greenville or Greenville High School by the end of January. Director of Public Works Massoud Ebrahim said work on constructing the Monty Stratton Parkway almost done.
The parkway will be two concrete lanes with a raised median and open ditches on either side between the interstate and Lions Lair Road.
A sidewalk will run along one side of the roadway and two crossovers were included under the project. One of the crossovers will allow access to the Greenville Sports Park and the other will allow for a direct connection between the high school and the college.
Ebrahim said crews are installing lights in the median and hydromulching along the roadway.
Ground was broken in May, and the L.H. Lacy Company is the contractor on the project.