Shoring up

Published 12:00 pm Friday, September 17, 2010

Trackhoe operators John Mathes, left, and Danny McCammon and Riverside Construction President Lewis Miller work to install a sheet pile retaining wall behind the Travel Inn on North Frontage Road. The work, under way for about a week, is part of the City of Vicksburg Emergency Watershed Protection Projects. The city contracted Arrowhead Construction to shore up the slope at the drainage site to ensure that the foundation of the motel would not be compromised, said Tim Torrey, construction inspector with IMS Engineers. Some of the work has been subcontracted to Riverside Construction. The city’s project also includes a retaining wall on Pauline Drive. The price tag on this work is $232,587, and $72,866 on Pauline.

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