Paving on both ends of Halls Ferry

Published 9:13 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Employees for APAC-Mississippi will be working both ends of Halls Ferry Road as phase 2 of the city’s South Ward paving project gets underway, South Ward Alderman Willis Thompson said.

Thomson announced the beginning of work at Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

“The work is probably going to take most of the week, so I want people to be aware there may be some traffic problems and they’ll need to be careful,” he said.

Work on Halls Ferry began May 9, when workers began cutting along sections of concrete in an area between the Sonic Drive-in and the Confederate Avenue bridge.

“What we’re going to do is remove the sections of concrete from the state right of way, which ends at the Sonic, to the Confederate bridge and pour new concrete,’ Thompson said. “They’re going to do it one lane at a time. The concrete has been cut, so all they will have to do is remove it and replace it.”

Halls Ferry from the bridge to the intersection of Halls Ferry and Bowmar Avenue, and from the intersection of Halls Ferry and Pemberton Square Boulevard south on Halls Ferry, will be overlaid with asphalt.

Thompson said APAC crews were expected to begin milling, or removing the old pavement, on Halls Ferry at Pemberton Monday afternoon.

“They’re going to be working from 6:30 in the evening until 6 in the morning, so they won’t be affecting traffic,” he said.

Halls Ferry Road is one of six streets to be paved under the second phase of the city’s street paving project in the South Ward, which will cost more than $1.4 million.

Other streets include YMCA Place, Dos Casas Lane, Capri Drive, Enchanted Drive and a section of Moonmist Drive.

The work is funded through the city’s $9.2 million capital improvements bond issue, which was approved in 2015.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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