Friday, September 23, 2016

Ward 7 repaving

The City of Jackson issued the following press release: 

Neighborhood Streets Paving Project Kicks Off in Jackson

Crews began work this week on another neighborhood streets project in Jackson. Sections of 15 streets in Ward 7 will be paved, using funds generated by the Special Municipal Sales Tax, known as the 1 Percent Tax. The project is part of Jackson’s Operation Orange Cone Initiative.

The cost of the OCC’s neighborhood streets project is $9.75 million. So far, nearly 30 streets have been paved in wards across the City.

The following are the streets scheduled for paving work that began this week: Commerce Street, Wilmington Street, Lee Drive, Grandview Circle, High Street, Wesley Street, Lamar Street, Lasalle Street, Arrowhead Drive, Carlisle Street, East Pearl Street, Larson Street, Roosevelt Street, N. Lamar Street and S. Roach Street.

“These are Jackson’s 1 percent dollars at work,” said Mayor Tony T. Yarber. “This city’s infrastructure has been neglected for decades, and we’re now able to see some progress from numerous road and bridge projects funded by the tax.”


Anonymous said...

Drop a street view pin on LaSalle Street and look at it. It's barely a paved road! Some for some of the others. Glad to see that some actual work is being done with this money.

Anonymous said...

Look at Lasalle st on google map. When was the last time an automobile not located on it travelled on it?

Pete Perry said...

Hopefully this will make 2:53 and 3:22 happy. Lasalle Street from Arbor Hill Drive to Conner Avenue is included for resurfacing in this contract and should be milled and resurfaced within the next couple of months.

Anonymous said...

That's good. But... Wasn't High Street just re-done a few years ago ? What about State Street ? It's like a gravel road from Lakeland Dr. north to Northside Dr. And what about any streets in Belhaven ? Belhaven and Fondren are probably the biggest tax generators for Ward 7, but I see no streets in those 2 neighborhood being repaved despite desperately needing it. (And for the race baiters out there, no, my question is not because they are predominantly white neighborhood but simply because they are the two neighborhoods with the highest property values in Ward 7 and thus the biggest tax generators.)

Anonymous said...

There is a plan in place to do major work on North State Street, but it involves the kind of changes that were made to Fortification and I don't believe the actual repaving will start for awhile, maybe over a year. Until then, North State has a relatively smooth middle turn lane that many people use if they are not looking at the front end of another car coming toward them.

As for High Street, they must be talking about the stretch west of State St.

Anonymous said...

I used to live in the area around Lasalle. Had to move when most of the houses became crack houses and meth labs. That was quite a few years ago. I can imagine what it is now.
Wonder how much taxes crack and meth dealers pay?

Anonymous said...

@3:44: Well, there's Carlisle in Belhaven. And it needs it.

Pete Perry said...

There are actually (now) a few streets in Belhaven. Carlisle, Olive, Divine, Greymont, St. Mary are all included in the current contract. In the Fondren area there is Arrowhead Drive, Pennsylvania Avenue, Tyrone Drive and Kings Highway. The press release above is for some reason restricted to Ward 7 - and to neighborhood streets. All total, the current contract is for approximatley 30 miles of neighborhood street resurfacing.

State Street - north from the Council Circle area to close to the old Cherokee location - is already underway with design work for a complete reconstruction (includes new water, sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks, etc.) It is being done as a separate contract from the one in the above press release. '

The High Street project is for the two blocks between State Street and West Street. The part east of there was rebuilt several years ago, but this two block section is a disaster.

It was not originally in the city's plan for reconstruction, but has been added - after a good deal of persuasion.

Pete Perry said...

It appears to me that the City's press release refers to the specific streets that are scheduled to start work next week. The entire list of projects in Ward 7 includes some 20+ streets - and the plan is that once Ward 7 starts they will continue until complete. Then the contractor will move to another ward. (Work has already been done and completed in a couple of the city's wards.)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Pete for the clarification. That stretch is a disaster and is the entrance to the State Capitol. Glad it is being replaced. I hope the portion of Roach Street being done includes the block next to the Mayflower. It too is a disaster.

Taxation without representation said...

Obviously tax revenue has nothing to do with paving of the street selection

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the progress. Glad to see Jackson can actually pave a street. Hinds County has been doing most of the paving inside of Jackson.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see....thanks to the guys and gals who work with so little to do what you can.

I appreciate it

Anonymous said...

We need a new mayor ASAP who can focus on solving problems instead of taking care of cronies and his own deteriorating legal situation. The Coucil should vote no confidence.

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