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Elvis Presley pathway to be built in Mississippi

Elvis Presley pathway to be built in Mississippi

PATH TO HOME:The Tupelo City Council has awarded a $11.5 million contract to build the pathway, a project that is expected to take between 15 and 18 months. Photo: Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — You’ve heard of bridges or tunnels to nowhere. But officials in Tupelo, Mississippi are spending a big chunk of money to create a path from downtown to the birthplace to Elvis Presley.

The city council has awarded a $11.5 million contract to build the pathway, a project that is expected to take between 15 and 18 months.

PHOTOS: Elvis Presley

The project will also add bike paths and sidewalks from downtown to Presley’s birthplace.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935 — and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13.

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