- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - City officials have received two bids for a project to build a pathway from downtown Tupelo to the birthplace of Elvis Presley.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1pec90l ) the bids will next be reviewed by the Major Thoroughfare Committee, the City Council and the Mississippi Department of Transportation.

Officials are hoping for a decision by July.

The bids were by Century Construction for $12.3 million and Key LLC for $11.5 million.

Presley’s former home in Tupelo is one of the main points of interest on the Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail.

The Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail project includes construction of overlay, roadway and bridge widening, curb, sidewalk, striping along 9,341 feet and traffic signalization from Green Street in downtown Tupelo to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he died Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

The annual Tupelo Elvis Fest started Thursday and runs through Sunday.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, https://djournal.com


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