Halls Ferry intersection closed to replace 100-year-old manhole

Published 2:08 pm Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The intersection of Halls Ferry Road and Harris Street and Cherry streets was blocked for most of Tuesday while city utilities employees replaced a brick manhole estimated to be 100 years old.

Interim Director of Public Works Dane Lovell said the area around the manhole was beginning to “give way,” requiring a replacement.

“It had a dip in it and that old manhole cover was giving way a little bit so we’re putting a new one,” he said.

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Lovell said the crew also connected the sewer lines in the area to the manhole and the street surface was leveled.

On Wednesday, barriers were still placed around the manhole.

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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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