Mississippi's Transportation Commissioner Bill Minor said a project has been scheduled for the construction of Mississippi Highway 8 that will begin in late October.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, a contract to mill, overlay and widen a section of Highway 8 from the Scenic Road 333 to Calhoun County is in the making.
Minor said the highway work is being brought from Calhoun City and maintenance will continue construction for another 10 to 12 miles.
"Highways are like a leak in a house, you fix the leak and you keep it up," said Minor.
Minor explained the highway in both counties was at the erosion stage but now that one is fixed (Calhoun) now it is time for the other.
The cost of the Highway Eight project will be $2,926,433 and according to Grenada County District Two Supervisor A. J. Minga, the work is needed.
"The help on the highway is appreciated in Grenada," said Minga.
Flex Willis, who drives from Gore Springs every morning, says when it rains the ruts in highway can cause some of the most dangerous driving conditions he has ever seen.
"Large ruts in the road and the massive trucks passing back and forth during heavy rains make Highway 8 an accident haven," Willis said.
The completion date for the project is set for June 2006.