Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Operation Orange Cone comes to Ward 7

The City of Jackson issued the following statement:

Neighborhood Streets Paving Projects Underway in Jackson This Week

Crews are at work this week on a number of streets in Ward 7 as part of the ongoing Operation Orange Cone project, funded with 1 Percent Sales Tax dollars.

Crews will pave areas of Lee Drive, Wilmington Street, and Creston Avenue this week. In Ward 7, sections of the following streets will be paved: Court Street, Terry Road, Savanna Street, State Street, Mill Street, Whitfield Street, Arbor Hill Drive, Council Circle, N. State Street, Moody Street, E. Amite Street, W. Pearl Street, Kings Highway, Pine Hurst, Old Canton Road, Riverside Drive, Fortification and Pennsylvania.

The cost of the OCC’s neighborhood streets project is $9.75 million. So far, some 30 streets have been paved in wards across the City.


Anonymous said...

Is Ashby going to get anything for Ward 1? He got the big potholes in his culdesac filled a year or so ago but nobody else?...

Anonymous said...

Ward 1 is coming after they complete Ward 7. Contractor has finished three wards; rest are on schedule for this year.

But there were a few Ward 1 streets done earlier this year in advance of an event - rest to follow.

Potholes are being filled across the city. If you have any in particular - call the city's 311 line. Its a crappy way for them to operate, but if you report it they have to fill it to avoid liability. So pepper City Hall with calls. Repeated calls might even be better.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me that all major roads should take precedence over side streets. Yes, those need attention to, but have you seen Ridgewood Road between Old Canton and Beasley? What a joke! Focus on major arteries first, then take the venous lines. As I teach my kids, more pressing needs come before wants.

Anonymous said...

Ridgewood Road is between Northside and County Line is under contract to be repaved. Contract calls for its completion , along with six others, between now and next May.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Pete Perry!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pete, but I'll believe it when I see it. This town and incompetent leaders never cease to amaze me, so I won't be surprised in the least if Ridgewood still looks the same beyond next May. Considering Ridgewood is the main artery coursing through the largest percentage of taxpayers in Jackson, this road should have been A1 priority and already completed. Especially considering this tax subsidy started two years ago.

Anonymous said...

Actually I-55 is probably the main artery, but if you don't want to count it, Old Canton Road probably the 'main artery coursing through the largest percentage of taxpayers'. But that's only picking at nits.

Anonymous said...

There's a sign posted that Adkins Blvd will be completely repaved, and yes, Ridgewood Road is coming, too.

My low-to-the-ground car will be very thankful.

Anonymous said...

Better drive carefully. Adkins Blvd. between Ridgewood Road and I-55 is not included in the Hinds County project.

Anonymous said...

10:50 it doesn't need to be. it is fine. Bitch about something else.

Anonymous said...

Or bitch about whatever you want.

Anonymous said...

The westbound lane of Adkins between Ridgewood and I-55 is a hazard, near the turn in to Cracker Barrel. I have completed online requests twice. Had email responses both times that it had been fixed, however, nothing had/has been done. People swerve over to avoid the ruts. It's dangerous and will rattle your teeth!

Anonymous said...

Ridiculousness. City of Jackson officials cant see the big picture, because they are pandering to idiots who see them re-elected. Roads near businesses are PARAMOUNT, and should be fixed first-and-foremost. Take for example car dealerships, who can easily leave for greener pastures should have smooth roads to take when test-driving cars. Second, all major roads are next. Then, the side-streets come last. I swear, I'm amazed every time I open my eyes, ears to what's going on around this town. Follow the MONEY Jackson. Fix the areas that are supplying the most $$$ to your budget. Business first, then high-paying residential areas, then side streets. Fixing some street named after Stokes in West Jackson is not a priority. I'm sorry, but it isn't.

Anonymous said...

11:34 If your reading comprehension skills will allow you, maybe you can go back and read the earlier post at 6:25 AM so you can understand why the 10:50 comment was made. Adkins is not going to be completely repaved as posted at 6:25 AM. The 12:35 PM post is spot on. I know someone who has had two flats and a bent rim from pot holes in that specific area of Adkins.

12:29 is probably the same poster as 11:34. Use a suppository and see if that allows you to think more clearly.

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