The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors announced the completion of phase one of the Nail Road extension Thursday evening. A ribbon cutting was held at Nail Road between Hacks Cross and Polk Lane in Olive Branch. The supervisors initiated the road construction and completion. The annexation by the city of Olive Branch earlier this year has absorbed Nail Road into its city limits. Maintenance and upkeep will now be up to the city of Olive Branch. The newly completed Nail Road runs east-west from Hacks Cross Road to Polk Lane. It’s part of a plan to relieve congestion on Goodman Road. “With the growth of new businesses and subdivisions in the eastern part of DeSoto County, we realized there would be a need to reduce congestion on Goodman road,” said District 1 Supervisor Jessie Medlin. The nearly $4.6 Million project was funded entirely by the county. “Much like families plan for big expenditures, the board set aside money every year to pay for this project,” said Board President Mark Gardner. Plans are now in the works to extend Nail Road from Polk to Center Hill.

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