Friday, September 1, 2017

No McDowell Road cruising for a while

The city of Jackson issued the following statement:

The McDowell Road Bridge will close Friday September 1st between the hours of 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm for repairs. Citizens should expect the bridge to be closed at least 12 months. The City will provide a detour plan for both the Robinson Road Bridge and McDowell Road Bridge closures. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our infrastructure.


Anonymous said...

It's strange how Atlanta can repair a 6 lane bridge in 3 weeks and it takes "at least a year" to do things much smaller.

Theca Jones of The Roguish Gent Podcast said...

You put up the money and we can get it done faster.

Anonymous said...

"No McDowell Road cruising" has been a good policy since at least '92.

Anonymous said...

They can't even unload the shovels in two hours. WTF?

Anonymous said...

I've heard rumors that Atlanta actually still has a couple tax payers living inside the city limits. If that's true, it puts them in a whole different league and would certainly make repairs easier/faster.

Anonymous said...

Since that was on I-85, I would imagine the money came from the state of Georgia, not the city of Atlanta.
It was actually 10 lanes. 5 North, 5 South, and 6 weeks.

Anonymous said...

1:30, Actually it being an interstate, I would bet 90% of the money came from the feds; the remainder from the state.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the sinkhole in a Jackson street, shown on local news, which has had barricades around it for so long, there are little TREES, several feet tall, growing out of it.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

This discrimation pure and simplex. No way round it. Its where we cruise at. You gone see bottle and bricks on this here.

Anonymous said...

If the city leaders would make Jackson a tax-payer friendly city than a welfare, poverty friendly city than maybe, just maybe, it would have some damn money to fix shit!

And for the jackass above, Atlanta has undergone and is still experiencing GENTRIFICATION. You know, like when private money and higher income residents pour into the city and poor and low-income folks involuntarily leave the city. Jackson has yet to experience gentrification or any form of urban renewal. Government sponsored housing and public tax credit development projects don't count. Too many poor and low-income blacks, whites, and Latinos are living in Jackson AND its metro-area.

At the end of the day, the City of Jackson and the State of Mississippi sell themselves as undesirable places to live to the rest of the USA.

Fixing one street in the ghetto is the least of Jackson's problems.

Anonymous said...

Atlanta has gone from a city with 67 black pop in 1990 to 54 percent in 2014. Whites and others are moving back. In fact, one day Atlanta will elect a mayor regardless of his race. Jackson has long gone to the race hustlers.

Show Me the Money said...

What's the cost of replacing that bridge Kingfish? For what reason? Who got the secret handshake? Would you like my photos of the bridge from all angles, including from underneath that I took back in February of this year? A bridge that consists of precast spans resting on concrete caps over timber piling? Is someone worried about the wooden walkway along the south edge of it---the same wooden walkway that has absolutely nothing to do with the structure of the bridge itself? The same bridge that IF it needed to be replaced could be replaced to State Aid Standards at a cost of 250k-300k tops in much much less than a year? The same bridge that has nothing wrong with it other than the backfill of dirt under the pavement at the east end of it behind the End Bent is washing out to the small ditch on the north side of the bridge that flows into the creek under the bridge? A slow contractor could fix those issues in a week at most.

Anonymous said...

Project Manager. $44k. Plus city pick up truck.

Anonymous said...

@ 1126 "No McDowell Road cruising has been a good policy since at least '92." When the cruising stopped the criminal element moved in. You didn't see hookers at gas stations on McDowell back then.

Anonymous said...

8:58, they are waiting on bids and proposals from minority contractors. Plain and simple it will be performed at a higher cost than a non-minority owned company. With that being said, that is one of the problems with Jackson. Have you noticed there are no large developments by minorities? Hmmmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

Get a demolition team to blow McDowell asunder. It's nothing but a drug corridor.

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