Sunday, April 24, 2016

Happy Birthday!!!

Say Happy Birthday to this pothole at the intersection of Riverside and Devine:

This photo is floating around on Facebook. 

Question: Should Jackson look at getting sponsors for potholes in order to generate another revenue stream? I mean, if these potholes are going to sit there for a long time, shouldn't the city look at making them earn their keep?


Anonymous said...

It will be there when the paper has rotted and blown away and the plastic sign has fell into the pothole.

Anonymous said...

I talked with someone at city hall and they said there is a committee looking in to this

Anonymous said...

Bit of a belated birthday celebration if the phone calls started in February 2015.

Anonymous said...

If philtater had not stolen the airport, this pothole would be fixed.

Anonymous said...

They are trying to decide if a consultant first needs to be hired to do a study.

Anonymous said...

Y'all are racists to continually draw attention to the failures of Jackson city government. If the black voting majority in Jackson wants to live in a shithold you should respect their wishes. Otherwise you are only being racist.

Anonymous said...

Protip: wait till it rains, buy a bag of cement, and fill it up...just don't let anyone catch you

Anonymous said...

Protip: move to Madison

Unknown said...

Good one....:)

Anonymous said...

There are better roads in Somialia.

Anonymous said...

How old does a pot hole have to be to retire? I would bet there are quite a few senior citizen pot holes looking down on this kid and laughing.

Anonymous said...

311 calls? damn.. I was made aware of a situation at 5520 Ridgewood Road two years ago about an abandoned "house" being turned into a landfill. From what I have been told to this very day the city refuses to take action. I drove by to take a look and it really looks like something from DELIVERENCE complete with inbreed banjo pickin! This city is truly broken.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Margaret Barrett-Simon for neglecting her ward for another year. She doesn't live on that street, so out of sight, out of mind, right Margie?

So what exactly does the longest serving member of the city council actually do?

Anonymous said...

Go down Wilhurst St. - one street up from Jackson Academy. It's like a dirt road now.

Anonymous said...

9:43, a better question would be What do any of the city council ever do?

Anonymous said...

@12:07 this is city level, not state level. Try and keep up.

I hear there is a consultant being hired that specializes in pothole repairs being hired and dispatched to determine the severity of the streets and this pothole in particular. They are in negotiations, but I here the contract for the consultant is around the $3mil mark and they have to use Siemens Asphalt equipment. Jackson should see the bill in 24-36 months.

Anonymous said...

@11:12 It's called sarcasm. Try and keep up. You "here" what I'm saying? If not, you may not be hired to be hired.

Anonymous said...

"Move to Madison" hahahahaha that's always everyone's solution here. Madison isn't as perfect as everyone thinks it is. Soon it'll have the same crime and road problems that Jackson and Ridgeland do. Whats going to be the next solution? Everyone should move to gluckstadt? Y'all make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Is J.R. Lynch Street still as smooth as a baby's butt?!

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