Monday, July 16, 2018

Jackson Using New Material to Fix Potholes

The city of Jackson issued the following statement. 

JACKSON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT TESTS NEW MATERIAL 
TO PATCH POTHOLES THROUGHOUT THE CITY



JACKSON, Miss. – Friday, a road repair crew from Total Business Development, LLC took to the roadways to fix potholes using MegaPatch, a material that serves as an alternative to asphalt which is said to be more weather resilient and have a longer lifespan for keeping potholes filled.


“We’re working with a small contractor using a product developed in Mississippi that is polymer based rather than petroleum based and we’re watching these repairs to see how it performs in our system.”, said Public Works Director, Robert Miller.

This is the first time that the City of Jackson has contracted to use the product, according to Infrastructure Manager, Leroy Lee. He said that the city has been able to fill at least 50 potholes a day this week since being given the green light to proceed last Friday.

The City of Jackson Public Works Department has been utilizing the 311 system to establish a group of work orders to fill potholes throughout the city.

Miller said that the MegaPatch product is expected to make for quicker, longer lasting repairs and can even be used in wet weather. He said, “If it works well, we may consider expanding the contract to make even more pothole repairs.”

For more information on the MegaPatch product, visit: http://megapatchllc.com
 

27 comments:

Wow said...

Is frontier airlines really coming to jackson!??

That's a game changer for skiing.

Anonymous said...

Hope it works out but when you see a website with so many obvious grammatical errors followed up with LLCs that are either brand new (Total Business Development, LLC June 2018), or dissolved (Megapatch, LLC and Megaproducts, LLC dissolved June 2018), it doesn't inspire much confidence. How do you even get a contract in such a short period of time? TBD was created June 21 and working on the contract by July 13.

Anonymous said...

"MegaPatch, a material that serves as an alternative to asphalt which is said to be more weather resilient and have a longer lifespan for keeping potholes filled."

If this stuff is such a game changer, why don't they pave roads with it instead of asphalt?

Anonymous said...

So what happened to the $200K plus pothole machine that was purchased in 2015-16 and was supposed to make it all better????

Anonymous said...

This is great news. I think it is safe to say we are out of the storm. Thanks, La Bamba.

Anonymous said...

I think this comes in a can and I saw it in a TV ad for $19.95.

Anonymous said...

Once again Jacktown is on the leading edge of technology. Just wait and see how jealous all other cities will be.

Anonymous said...

Per the SOS website, Megapatch LLC was based in Madison and dissolved in 2011.

Total Business Development is listed as

Name
Lucius Wright
2811 Utah Street
Jackson, MS 39213

Created June 21, 2018

Is this the same guy who is the JMAA commissioner? Address of the business looks to be a vacant lot in Jackson?

Anonymous said...

Notice one of the pros is "clean up with water". I'm no genius but how can weather have no impact on this product as stated, be water proof as stated, and still be clean up with a sponge. I'll bet my One Lakefront property that this outfit won't be around next year.

Anonymous said...

a little more info:

Total Business Development Inc dissolved August 2008.
Total Business Development DBA formed 8/23/2013.

TOTAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT INC.
Jackson, Mississippi

https://www.usaopps.com/government_contractors/contractor-5231233-TOTAL-BUSINESS-DEVELOPMEN.htm

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Papa John said...

I thought Domino's was using unsold pizzas to fill potholes.

Anonymous said...

Megapatch Madison address is the address for Musee Bath Balls

Anonymous said...

Jack H. Wilson is the name associated with Megapatch
Mega Technologies
Mega Products
Polycon
Sport Kolor
Sport Koter
International Polymer Coatings
etc

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to argue the strength of the patch, but, as the neighboring asphalt erode away from wear & tear leaving a black mushroom Megapatch.

Jackson will be known as the Black mushroom city.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't some local entrepreneurial type register an LLC, buy the potholes, fill 'em with MegaWater, put a ring of portapotties around them and sell them as lakefront camps? I understand there is an entire sales organization that has recently experienced a shortfall of timber deeds to shil, er offer as an opportunity to unsuspec, er visionary investors and as fate would have it, I also understand they have a particular need for cash flow as I type. Hey, just an idea that would appear to solve several problems...two pigeons with one hole, if you will.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to see city is thinking out of the box regarding those potholes. Please dont hurry. Make the right decision. Above comments suggest the company that is hired to do has no long enough track record.

I wish the city would approach the product maker (not marketer) and get a more reliable company to install the product on the roads.

Anonymous said...

Shady ass stuff right here. I had a little faith in the new Public Works director, then I remembered he came from New Orleans. He's a Lumumba sock puppet now.

Anonymous said...

@9:23
This seems like a smart move on public works part... especially considering that it's not petroleum based and it will like not spike in price. Why would it be shady? It's not like they're hiding any info.

Antard said...

Just traded my timber contracts for pothole contracts. I have a major investor located in central Mississippi.

Pappy Odaniel said...

If you have a busted water/sewer/improperly backfilled for the 100th time section of road it doesn’t matter if you fill it with titanium...it will fail. That’s the source of almost every pothole in Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Jackson just fill the holes with bullshit? Yeah, it isn't waterproof but there is a never-ending supply right there in town and it's free. Heck, there is so much of it over in the DT area they would probably pay someone to come haul it off. Maybe they could reinforce it with things like shredded timber deeds, paper trails and other eviden...um, recyclables certain people want gone, all of which are fully compatible with bullshit. The city could patent it as "Mississippi Mud Pudd-L-Plug'r," put it in applicator cans as "Not So Greatstuff" and sell it to other cities and states. The city use the money for things like school budgets, CE for the JPD and still have plenty to supplement the general slush fund...

Anonymous said...

12:00am....not arguing that there are not issues with the water lines....however, the yazoo clay is the real culprit. the repetitive swelling and shrinking causes the cracks in the road far more often and continuously. then rain water and repetitive "hits" by cars open them up. the maintenance department is fighting a losing fight to begin with. they just don't fight hard enough to keep up.

Anonymous said...

They must not have used this better material at the intersection of Greymont and Fortification because the pothole that was "repaired" last week is even worse than it was before, with asphalt crumbling and scattered across the intersection.

Change the Flag and Fill the Potholes said...

@10:51 AM - I wondered the same thing but I watched the process last week and it was a COJ vehicle. They literally dumped a pile of asphalt on the pothole - no prep work, no roller, just the city worker with a shovel. I drove back past an hour later and cars were driving over the soft patch which had not cured - no cones or barrels. As you point out it now looks worse than before. One word: "workmanship"...

Anonymous said...

...and as of noon today (July 17), it is now a huge pothole filled with water, causing quite the traffic problems as cars try to avoid it, ten times worse than last week before it was filled. Sigh....

Anonymous said...

Wow some of the bloggers and readers are misinformed about about the business and the product. Someone attempted to do some research but did enough to be partial dangerous to the public. The product works regardless of the opinions and the workers are trained.

Anonymous said...

Don’t leave us hanging 9:41, give us all the details.

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