BY JANE CLARK SUMMERS
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH - Pre-appraisal work has been completed on the industrial access road that will connect the Kimberly Clark Plant on Kendrick Road with U.S. Highway 72.
Cook Coggin Engineer Red Jones told Alcorn County supervisors Wednesday that appraiser Marcus Brewster is ready to begin making actual appraisals on 35-40 parcels of property along the right-of-way.
Plans for the 4.5 mile access road have been completed and await clearance by the State Aid Road Division, Jones said.
When completed, the two-lane road will provide a direct route to U.S. 72 for some 90 transport trucks that travel in and out of the Corinth facility each day. The roadbed will be 80-100 feet wide and will be built to handle the heavy truck traffic.
Plans include two overhead bridges that will cross Norfolk Southern and the Redmont railroad lines.
The route goes through the town of Farmington and connects with U.S. 72 just east of the Clear Creek Bridge, which is east of Marty's Fish and Steak House.
The county is providing $300,000 in match money for a $7.5 million grant from the state Economic Development Highway Program.
The city of Corinth received a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant to make sewer and water improvements.
Kimberly-Clark is investing $73 million in expansion projects at the Corinth facility.