Crews with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) began this week the paving project along Main Street in Collins.  Work will be ongoing through October 31 from the hours of 6 p.m. until 6 a.m.
MDOT has contraacted with The Blain Company to pave, mill and stripe Main Street.
“We are very excited about the new paving,” said Mayor V.O. Smith.  “This will make our downtown look real good.  It’s also going to be a nice, smooth ride through town.”
Crews, according to the Mayor, must be off site by 6 a.m. so as not to interfere with daily business along Main Street.
“They will be working at night so they don’t block traffic,” Smith said.  “This project is going to make our town look very nice for the Christmas season.”