Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Fortification Street Closed

 JXN Water issued the following statement. 

JXN Water announces an emergency road closure will begin today, Tuesday, April 16 beginning at 9 a.m. and continue for up to five days.

Location: Fortification Street.

Details: JXN Water crews will be closing the road at Fortification Street between Quinn Street and Monroe Street. Westbound travelers will detour north on Quinn Street and can travel west on Poplar Boulevard then south on North Jefferson Street back to Fortification. Eastbound travelers will be detoured south on Monroe Street and can travel east on Moody Street then north on Quinn Street back to Fortification Street.

Large vehicles should seek alternate routes. Drivers are reminded to slow down, avoid distractions and be on high alert for roadside workers during the closure.


Anonymous said...

They are going to finally fortify it?

Anonymous said...

I't s about time they fixed the huge dip in that section. All of the sewer and water pipes were replaced when they redid Fortification Street a few years ago, but there is obviously a problem with one of the pipes there.

Anonymous said...

7:43, you are right. The project was during Johnson’s third term, circa 2012 - and it involved major Yazoo clay removal, similar to what was done on West Street behind Milsaps. Dispute hiring competent contractors and engineers (Neel-Schafer on West Street) rather than set-aside pass thrus. . . .

As with Father Time, Yazoo clay remains largely undefeated.

Good luck Ted!

Anonymous said...

Hoping they will fix the dip!

Anonymous said...

“Lies!” - Antwerp, probably

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Ted and all the crews. Appreciate the work and improvements.

Anonymous said...

This has been going on for years. Surely, it's not the water line as there is no evidence of a water leak. If it's sewer, pretty surprising that a new line would have issues that quickly, unless the contractor didn't properly joint the pipe. Surely it has not collapsed! This might be on the original contractor and the "competent" engineer. Usually something like this is a result of the stormwater system.

Anonymous said...

@7:34 You do realize that this is the fastest response in years. JXN Water only took over sewer pretty recently. Whatever the culprit, there is actual work being done on the streets of Jackson - despite all attempts by the City to thwart such efforts. I wish all this could be documented and presented to the Federal Judge. The whole COJ should be in receivership.

Anonymous said...

@10:11 - “The whole COJ should be in receivership.” You just described the legislative plan perfectly.

Anonymous said...

That dip occurred during the drought last summer. Three months without significant rainfall equals significant Yazoo clay contraction.

Saltwaterpappy said...

As I said the other day: I'm telling you folks, we desperately need to convert to the city manager form of government. Imagine how Jackson could improve having a professional leading the over sight of city functions. The management of the water system by Jackson Water is just an example.

Anonymous said...

I’ve been thinking that “dip” was the beginning of a bad sinkhole, but what do I know. Who did the Riverside Extended boulevard that runs from Riverside to Lakeland in front of the Children’s Museum et al.? If memory serves me, it’s just been completed in the past two years, but already there are at least two very dangerous “potholes” on the right northbound lane.They’ve already ‘grown,” and since they prob won’t be fixed, we’re looking at both lanes being impassable in the near future.

Someone mentioned that the lines under Fortification were all replaced during that project and wondered why they may have collapsed so soon. Depends to some extent who did the “replacement.” I won’t name a certain major east-west thoroughfare that caused sewage nightmares for my neighborhood for over two decades. Let me put it like this — the city replaced the collapsed and corroded sewer lines TWICE in approximately 7 years. According to a supervisor with the vendor who did the recent camera work for one of our major utilities, the city laid the second set of new lines AGAINSt gravity. If that is indeed accurate, we’re talking top to bottom incompetence. That was back when Public Works had a civil engineer or two. I recently read that the city now has ZERO civil engineers. ZERO.

Anonymous said...

3:23. Museum Boulevard, Fortification St, Northwest St. Common denominator. Engineer Neel- Schaffer. Contractor Hemphill. Hemphill gets all the street jobs. Road contractors don’t want anything to do with City work. Jackson or otherwise.

Anonymous said...

If Yazoo clay is the repeat offender in that area, can water lines be elevated above ground?

Anonymous said...

“I feel the earth! Move! Under my feet…”

Anonymous said...

Did the pavement finally cave in? How many cars were lost?

I wrote in a comment -- somewhere here -- months ago about that very place. I told you so.

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