Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Meadowbrook repair to take several days

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

The City of Jackson will be repairing a sewer cave-in beginning Tuesday, August 15th  - Friday, August 18th  at the intersection of Meadowbrook Rd. and Ridgewood Rd. Traffic on Meadowbrook Rd. and Ridgewood Rd. could be delayed, if possible please seek alternate routes.

Please drive slow and use caution while driving through this work zone.


Louis LeFleur said...

Not sure exactly which part of the intersection this involves, but we've had at least two, maybe three, similar problems at that intersection in the past year, one of which was a large sink hole. Just wondering if this is really a new problem or the result of poor work previously.

Anonymous said...

Band-aid engineering Louis. The result of fixing the problem immediately at hand versus addressing the harder questions regarding what is happening at that multi-failure event intersection as a whole.

Like the current blaming of upstream grease by BabyChok's "team" for the massive raw sewage discharges going down on Northside @ Kimwood.

Anonymous said...

Attn 8:07 I think you already know the answer to your question.

Anonymous said...

Remember you are talking about Jackson. When have they ever repaired something that stayed repaired?

Anonymous said...

Lumumba hiring S&WB Deputy?

Anonymous said...

The earlier repairs were just that - band-aid. Similar to when you break a bone, you immediately work to stop the bleeding. Once that has been done, you go in for a reset of the bone a day or so later.

When this line ruptured the immediate issue was intended as a temporary solution, recognizing (which obviously the self-educated contractors and engineers that comment on this site fail to do) that a permanent fix requires the time to plan and mobilize.

I'm not one to hold the city blameless in all their infrastructure problems, or for that matter, all of their problems. But speaking from a professional basis the handling of this repair is not out of line - stop the bleeding immediately and then make a permanent repair.

As to the bigger picture the consent decree which applies to the entire sewer system will address that - whether it be grease from the restaurants as Baby Chock claims or any other reason. Once the entire system rework design has been completed and implementation/construction begins - and our fees go up to pay for the replacement of all these lines - we can then bitch about the inconvenience from the construction.

Anonymous said...

The latest dodge. To lean on the consent decree. The entire system will NEVER be reworked.

Anonymous said...

Too much money to be made by temporarily fixing a problem.
If the city did do permanent repairs they would see their bank balance drop.
No elected official in Jackson will allow that to happen.

Anonymous said...

City can't even finish paving ridgewood north of old canton....

Anonymous said...

City isn't paving Ridgewood - they are paying a contractor to do so. And the contractor is still under the time deadline. Hard to pave or pour concrete when it is raining 20" in 10 days. Not worried about Ridgewood, or Briarwood for that matter. Those will be finished and much nicer, along with the other streets that have been repaved. But the hundreds of other miles of streets that are not under repair - those are another story.

Anonymous said...

It will cheaper to walk away from Jackson and start all over than try to fix all the things that are not working.

Anonymous said...

Love all the construction experts on this site - figure that a project of this nature can be fixed on demand, without advance knowledge that it is going to be required. When the sewer line collapsed, the project for the day was to put on the band-aid referred to above, make it so that the shit could flow, and the road be driven. In the meantime, the city should determine what materials would be needed for the repair, get prices and award a contract.

Hell, I'm glad that they did a temp fix and prepared a real solution. Not sure what everybody expects to be done in a case like this.

Anonymous said...

6:33, something you have failed to notice. There is not a permanent repair ever done. Everything is band aids. We used to have a word that described what the band aid repairs were called but that would be racist of me to put it on here.

Anonymous said...

Does Jackson still have that sewer line setting on top of the newly paved street?
Remember, the place where they forgot to put the sewer line in until they had already paved the street?

Debra Collins said...

JUST addressing the Ridgewood Rd/Meadowbrook intersection,,,there is NO signage far enough out to let drivers know to merge into one lane. That pertains to both North and South. And,,as usual for Jackson,,,,drivers drive like speeding maniacs up and down Ridgewood Rd. I call it "McDowell Rd North". ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF JA DURING THE POSTED HOURS WHEN THE SIGN IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD. My only recourse is to take I-55 S and THAT IS A FECKIN DEATHWAY.

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