Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sink Me!

A sinkhole continues to grow at the end of Lelia Drive in Jackson.









It hasn't grown too much from seven weeks ago.


Y'all be careful driving now, ya hear?

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

And this surprises who?????????

Anonymous said...

What surprises me is that the entire area are commercial enterprises generating large amounts of tax revenue for the city. One would think that would be considered when prioritizing repairs.

Anonymous said...

The city is doing all it can. Look, they have already put the cones around it.

Anonymous said...

Also one opening up on Old Canton around Maywood Circle. There was initially one cone sitting in the middle. I had to call JPD and 311 twice each until they put up some barrels. That was Wednesday and Friday of last week. Continues to grow.

A. Furbaby said...

Photoshop a cat or a dog walking around in those photos and the Junior League'rs would have that completely fixed tomorrow morning with a pot luck covered dish lunch to follow.

Anonymous said...

Aren't these sink holes like the mumps, just leave them alone and they will go away?

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Jackson. Cone back soon.

Plug in the iron said...

I have s facelift scheduled for Wed down the road. Will the streets be open?

Anonymous said...

Why are there still 50 cones and barrels on Ridgewood Rd. running for 1/2 mile?

The Stokeses said...

How much can Jackson rent a 2 bedroom pothole for?

Slow Boat.. said...

My daddy use to tell me if I dug a hole deep enough in the back yard I'd wind up in China where people don't have enough to eat. I liked to eat so that was a good way to get me to leave the shovel in the shed.

If these sinkholes aren't tended to sooner or later, will we wind up in China if we fall in one? Axing for a friend.

Fins up, Kitty Cats said...

Sinking like LSU did to Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament!

BOOM!

Dee Ray said...

The elder Paul LaCoste (RIP) had his office on Lelia many years ago. He was of the Leland Speed generation. I'll betcha if he were still here that damned sink hole would have been repaired by now, regardless of who the mayor was or is.

Anonymous said...

"Why are there still 50 cones and barrels on Ridgewood Rd. running for 1/2 mile?"

Because some one died in a traffic accident and people acted like it was the worst thing to happen in this city since Kenneth Tornes.

Dancing with the Stars said...

@dee: maybe the younger Lacoste can lead one of his dance classes around the pot hole. That might get it fixed too

Anonymous said...

We live I. A third world city. Pretty soon they will be leaving dead bodies the street. A real city with soul.

Anonymous said...

“Don’t take OUR zoo!”

#thirdworldcity

Anonymous said...

Why are there barrels....

Because three weeks ago the contractor was finishing his punch list items, involving among other things the installing of manhole risers. Once that was complete, the cones were moved to the side to be picked up after the work was approved and accepted, but remaining in case additional punch list items were unfinished. Once project is accepted, I assume they will be removed. All this is conjecture, but as a contractor (not Marcus Wallace quality) I'm sure it's a pretTy good conjecture. Why are you concerned about them?

Anonymous said...

Why are there barrels....

Because three weeks ago the contractor was finishing his punch list items, involving among other things the installing of manhole risers. Once that was complete, the cones were moved to the side to be picked up after the work was approved and accepted, but remaining in case additional punch list items were unfinished. Once project is accepted, I assume they will be removed. All this is conjecture, but as a contractor (not Marcus Wallace quality) I'm sure it's a pretTy good conjecture. Why are you concerned about them?

Anonymous said...

Jackson is missing a serious opportunity: turning potholes into tourist attractions. Surely this would make for a great stop on a road trip??

Anonymous said...

I think Jackson has found its new location for the Zoo!!

Anonymous said...

That’s nothing. I saw an even bigger sinkhole at 219 S President St.

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that there are no signs in the street to warn motorists that the lane is closed. Either we can't afford signs, or no one has the brains to put them where they belong.

It took me two weeks and a half-dozen calls, emails, and faxes to the appropriate city departments to get a "LANE CLOSED" sign in front of the manhole outside of Jackson Academy, and they only did it after the death of one of the students.

Welcome to the most radical city on earth.

Theca Jones said...

4:09

It's a large flash sign on that street. What are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

11:43, since you are inventorying barrels and cones that remain on the side of streets, might ought to run down to Lakeland where on both sides of the Pearl River Bridge, on both East and West bound lanes, there are numerous barrels and cones. Since some of these are in Rankin County, I assume you have no question about those - just the ones that are on the Jackson City side?

Anonymous said...

You have become an absolute pussy on your cull calls.

Kingfish said...

Call me an "asshole" at the end of your comments and it won't be approved.

Anonymous said...

I have been to the capital cities of several third world countries in Soith America and Asia that have better roads and infrastructure than our state capital. However, these capitals didn't suffer from White Flight like Jackson.

Anonymous said...

5:41, don’t start that expected criticism always thrown at Rankin County as the usual defense tactic for Jackson’s condition and the pathetic response to the dangerous conditions of those Jackson streets that have been discussed for weeks or months with nothing more than a cone or barrel or two as the answer to endless requests for help and repair. The criticism always aimed at Rankin County used to deflect the poor conditions in Jackson is exausting. The barrels along the bridge on Lakeland are used as work is being done under and around that bridge affecting both Jackson and Rankin County. That is the bridge that people cross to get the heck out of Jackson every day. It needs to be in tip top condition as it welcomes folks going home in Rankin County and folks coming to Flowood for business and shopping. Come see us, sometime. But be sure and always know your barrel and cone facts and figures before you start your nanny nanny pooh pooh comments. Good grief...

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