Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Capitol Street resurfacing.

The City of Jackson plans to close Capitol Street from Lamar Street to State Street Thursday November 30, 2017 through Friday December 1, 2017 from 7am-5pm to resurface the street.


Anonymous said...

Finally. And they're repaving portions of Pearl under the overpass and Pascagoula approaching the interstate.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope the city isn't using the same group that is doing Ridgewood Road...that is coming up on almost 9 months and no end in site. 2 days for Capitol Street??? Yea right.

Anonymous said...

The group working on Ridgewood Road were delayed waiting on a separate company to do the curbs.

Anonymous said...

So what 6:40 am? Can't the City assess penalties to the contractor for failing to perform the work and meet the deadline?

Anonymous said...

The apologists for the failure of Jackson govt are always amusing.

Anonymous said...

Ridgewood Road was delayed by the subcontractor work on the curbs, true. But the delay was caused by the city's engineer who failed to include much required work in the contract documents. City had to go back and develop a change order covering the additional work, negotiate a price,and obtain temporary easements on the individual properties.

Delay was not fault of the contractor, or the subcontractor. Delay was caused by city's engineer. Who, by the way will not surprise most folks. IMS ENGINEERS

Anonymous said...

Forget Ridgewood. It's getting finished. The good news here is that the new Public Works director, Robert Miller, understood the need to take immediate care of the main streets downtown - Capitol, Pearl, North, Jefferson - before the influx of literally tens of thousands of people into the city for the opening of the two museums and celebration of the State's 200th birthday. The need for this resurfacing has been discussed for months with little action. Mr Miller grabbed the concept and made it happen. Kudos for a different approach to Jackson's problems.

Anonymous said...

"Forget Ridgewood. It's getting finished."
1:50, what an asinine statement. The point is that it has taken so freaking long to do a simple project like that.
And, 11:15, the most important thing left out of the contract was any type of liquidated damages. The contractor, by contract, could not be fined for missing any dates. What did the idiots at the city (last administration, granted) think would happen?

Anonymous said...

Why don't they lift the man hole covers when they repave. A sunken man hole cover is just as bad as a pothole.

Anonymous said...

Nobody mentioned lipstick....

Demolition Derby said...

That’s a damn good question 4:35. I hate to see money spent on a project only to drop the ball at the end and half ass it. It’s completely against my nature of doing things right or not doing them at all until you can get it right. At least there are fewer man holes than there were potholes to dodge but it would sure be nice to drive without having to watch for obstacles. Try that at night. For crying out loud if IMS is writing the specs for the contracts without this issue being addressed in the “Scope Of Work” they need to be fired. If it is in the scope, then the contractor should not be paid until it’s correced. Pretty damn simple.

Anonymous said...

Mural, Smith Park redo. Capitol Street. Art Lofts. Walthall. Westin. Freesias. RevClaim. Baptist. Downtown is ginning.

Anonymous said...

4:35. Because they are idiots, not like you. They are all idiots, and spend their day being shitheads to people clearly smarter than they are.

Anonymous said...

That's good 1:50. I've been saying for years that was stupid for the City to let the most heavily traveled streets in downtown deteriorate the way that they have. Dumb decisions by a bunch of dumb past PW directors over the last 10-12 years, especially Powell.

Anonymous said...

My only regret is they are not planning to dig a hole at the corner of West and Capitol and put Ben Allen in it....then pave over the hole.

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