The City of Scott will break ground on the first phase of the Apollo Road extension today.
If you recall, the Scott City Council approved a $7 million contract to extend Apollo Road back in June.
The four-lane boulevard will include sidewalks, drainage, and street lights and serve as a hurricane evacuation route.
City leaders say this project has been in the works for years.
“The first purpose for Apollo Road is definitely to help with the traffic. When you try to get through Scott in the morning or at 5 o’clock its very congested. And then number two is definitely economic development, I mean when you look at the possibilities of this road, I think it’s a game changer.” said Mayor Purvis Morrison.
The first phase of the Apollo Road extension will end at J.B. Road.
The groundbreaking will begin at 9:00 a.m. in front of the new library at Apollo Road and Old Spanish Trail.