Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mayor announces pothole blitz

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber issued the following press release:

Mayor Tony T. Yarber on Tuesday, April 26, announced a ward-by-ward “Pothole Blitz,” responding to the urgent need to address road problems across the City.

The “Pothole Blitz” is in conjunction with an upcoming street paving project that’s also funded by the 1 Percent Sales Tax.  Streets will be selected based on 311 Action Line calls and prioritized based on the urgency of the repair.

“As we move forward with the long-term Capital Improvement Plan, we want to address the critical road issues our citizens face on a daily basis. The ‘Pothole Blitz’ will help in this effort. We are excited to be at a point where residents can see their tax dollars at work,” Mayor Yarber said.

Beginning this week, Infrastructure Management will focus all resources in a single ward each day to accomplish as many repairs as possible. The term bid for spot repairs will advertise Thursday.

The 10-member 1 Percent Sales Tax Commission, which has oversight of the funding, recently approved $4 million for the spot repair term bid and another $9.7 million for Operation Orange Cone street resurfacing projects. Additionally, the CBDG-funded Neighborhood Streets project began advertising last week. This project covers 10 Ward 6 streets, plagued by potholes.

Construction also began Tuesday on the Hanging Moss Road Bridge as part of the 1 Percent Tax Program. The bridge has been closed since late 2015 due to structural damage. The construction is expected to take up to six weeks.


Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous Birthday Card Presenter on Devine Street:

Thank you for your bit of performance art that shamed the city administration into doing their actual jobs. It appears that, when it comes to this council and this mayor, shame is the real motivator. Not duty, nor pride, nor responsibility, nor love of the city, nor upholding the public trust. Without your snarky birthday card going viral on Facebook and making its way to the local news, there would be no "pothole patrol".

We thank you.

Pothole prayin said...

Does this pothole blitz involve asphalt or just prayer?

Keyboard Gangsta said...

How'd Yarber's "blitz" in June 2014 work out?

Anonymous said...

If Northside and Ridgewood is indicative they'll fill the potholes with gravel.

Anonymous said...

I take exception to the paving of County Line Road - We're just providing a newly paved street for people to leave Jackson. When Dale Danks was Mayor of Jackson, we four laned County Line Road so Northpark Mall would benefit. It took an untold amount of dollars from Jackson and gave it to Ridgeland. Hell - gravel County Line Road and let the people in Madison County have some potholes too!

Anonymous said...

Great - a press conference to announce a blitz for something you should be doing every day. Innovative.

Anonymous said...


Ha! you think we Madison Co. residents get near County Line?!

PS: Ridgeland will gladly deed Northpark to you now; it has that 'Jackson taint' to it...

Anonymous said...

Wyatt Emmerich has convinced me that Jackson doesn't know HOW to fix a pothole.

Anonymous said...

There would not be a need for a blitz if the mayor would have been doing their job. Throwing a little gravel in a pot hole is not really pot hole repaid. It is a show for those who do not know any better. The potholes they repair will last until the next rain, if that long.

Anonymous said...

Can Tony Yarber organize a blitz of indictments for the occupants of over 3000 residences (<<-- Yarber's own number) who were discovered stealing water?

Anonymous said...

Amen, 4:38!

Anonymous said...

4:38, the people were not all stealing water. Many of them paid for their water. The people they paid were the people who were stealing water. These people worked for the water dept, city of Jackson. Did you forget about those thieves?

Anonymous said...

4:38 I agree with you. If they are paying some crook for straight piped water, everyone involved must be arrested. It has to end.

Anonymous said...

I wonder, though, how many of those who paid the employees directly knew exactly what they(the persons receiving the hookups) were doing was wrong? Why didn't they report the problem? Afraid they might be hauled in for crime? Sorta goes back to the idea that stealing someone's electricity by hooking up to someone else's box is still stealing.

Anonymous said...

Democrats LOVE potholes! They must.

Anonymous said...

Damn right 9:51 they knew it was wrong. Even Stokes knew about the arrangements. There is corruption at every turn in DPW and not a peep out of Yarber about seeking criminal penalties.

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