- Associated Press - Saturday, January 24, 2015

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) - Olive Branch officials want to take over grass cutting and cleanup at areas where two highways lead into the city, saying the state hasn’t done an acceptable job.

The Commercial Appeal (https://bit.ly/1BnRQU5 ) reports that Olive Branch elected officials plan to ask the state Department of Transportation to allow the city to maintain the U.S. Highway 78 and Craft Road interchange. They also want the city to have responsibility for a section of Mississippi Highway 302.

Mayor Scott Phillips says the state transportation department usually welcomes such an arrangement, since state employees already have many interchanges to maintain.

Olive Branch already oversees other entrances to the city, with park employees cutting grass and providing trash pickup duty several times during the summer.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, https://www.commercialappeal.com

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