Thursday, October 31, 2019

Expect Delays on Spillway Road Starting Saturday, November 2, 2019.

Rankin County Supervisor Daniel Cross (District 2) posted the following update on the ongoing road construction and improvements near Spillway Road and Northshore Drive on his official Facebook Page, which is embedded below.

Beginning on Saturday, the Spillway Rd “repaving” phase of this project will begin. Adcamp will be putting down a new surface (overlay with new asphalt/ along with striping). They will be doing this one lane at a time in order to help traffic flow.
This work will begin on Saturday in order to try and make it as easy as possible on the traffic flow. Adcamp has advised us that they will be mindful of the traffic congestion and do their best to make it as easy on our community as possible. This paving project will begin at Spillway (near old Rapids) and go to Hugh Ward BLVD.

I am really excited that this phase is beginning and a new overlay will be in place. Once this is complete, new striping will be put down and hopefully make this area a safer place to drive.
I understand that this project causes some inconveniences to everyone as they make their way to work and around they area. I apologize, but we contract these projects out and stress the importance of safety for everyone.
Hemphill construction company has worked hard and had to overcome several unforeseen obstacles in putting this project together. Weather is messing with them a little now, but next week looks really good and I am excited about their upcoming schedule.
There is never a good time for this type of work and I understand that it is a mess out there. In hindsight, I probably should have just closed the intersection completely for a few months and had everyone use 471 to move around, but I felt the inconvenience was worth the shorter route.
When the county bids the projects out to our contractors, we are at their mercy and control. We oversee the project, but the daily operational plans fall under their command.
This entire project is going to look really good once we are done.
As I get some more definite time parameters on the intersection, I will advise. The “paving phase” of Spillway Rd from the Spillway to Hugh Ward will begin on Saturday and hopefully last about 7-10 days.
Thanks for your patience

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I spent an hour and a half stuck in traffic on lower Spillway Road this morning. An hour and a half. I didn't see any workers or any work being done. What a mess.