Several heavily traveled Clinton streets will begin to see much needed improvements to pavement and lane markings. During their June 18 meeting, Mayor Fisher and the Board voted to accept the bid of over $1,000,000 for the 2019 Striping and Paving project to Superior Asphalt.
Included in the 2019 paving list is Lakeview Drive, College Street and Arlington Street as well as several other streets are on the list.
Plans are to begin milling, paving and striping the roads in late June and should be completed within the contractually mandated period. In all a little over 6.4 miles of streets are included in the plan.
This year’s paving budget is a continued commitment to paving streets and repairing roadways in the city. In all, around $3 million will be spent this year to improve roads and roadbeds throughout the city.
According to Mayor Fisher, “a competent street paving program requires an expenditure of $1,200,000 p/y. This amount paves 10% of the streets every 10 years (the life expectancy of a street). From 2016 -2019, Clinton has paved over 34 miles of streets, which accounts for almost ¼ of roads in the city. Due to the commitment of City leadership the paving budget has recovered to just over $1,000,000 from no paving funds in 2012. The city will continue to add $100,000 new dollars per budget until this term ends in 2021 to bring the paving budget up to expected maintenance needs.”
According to Mayor Fisher, streets were graded and prioritized based on need for paving or striping. Mayor Fisher noted that the striping and paving project is “well overdue”.
To view a list of streets included in the 2019 paving plan and the street rating list, please visit the city website at www.clintonms.org/paving.
In other projects, the City of Clinton has acquired the necessary easements along Magnolia Road to proceed with reconstruction and paving. Residents along Magnolia Road eagerly worked with City officials to grant easements for the project. One property that was owned by an out of state bank was the lone holdout in the granting of Right of Way easements for reconstruction.
Easements along Magnolia Road were necessary in order to widen the road to meet current standards. Following over a year of negotiations, the City was granted the last easement from the bank in mid-June. Project has been delivered to the state for approval and bids should be let in late summer.
Williamson Road Bridge over Straight Line Fence Creek Closed for Repairs
Update: June 21, 2019. City officals are waiting on one land owner along Williamson Road to sell a small portion of land for an easement to widen the utility right of way.
Designs and funding for the bridge are complete. The city is at the mercy of the landowner at this point. Once the easement has been acquired, construction will begin.
Clinton, Miss. (January 25, 2019) Following an inspection by Federal Highway Administration bridge engineers on January 25, 2019, the City of Clinton was informed that the Williamson Road bridge over Straight Line Fence Creek approximately ¾ of a mile west of Clinton-Tinnin Road in Clinton has been closed to all traffic.
Bridge closed and detour signs have been placed by Clinton Public Works to prevent use of the bridge by motorists.
Following the most recent inspection it was determined that the bridge was deficient and would need to be closed for repairs.
“We regret the inconvenience this closure will have on our residents and visitors, but the safety of our motorists is the top priority,” added Mayor Fisher.
Update: Clinton Parkway Repairs and Paving
Milling and paving to begin on Clinton Parkway on July 8
Clinton, Miss. (June 28, 2019) Milling and paving of the two northbound lanes of the Clinton Parkway will begin on Monday, July 8 instead of July 1, due to the continued curb and gutter work and the Independence Day holiday. Once the northbound lanes are completed, crews will immediately move to the southbound lanes for milling and paving. Paving and milling is estimated to last for 3-4 weeks, weather dependent.
Throughout the week of July 1, the contractor will continue curb and sidewalk repairs. These repairs are necessary to eliminate heaving of the curbs to provide more even drainage of water and match the roadbed to the curbing for a smooth transition. Sidewalks will be repaired to make a smoother walking surface. Many of the curb and sidewalk repairs are adjacent to one another and were caused by the expansive soils that are prevalent in the area.
Public Works officials remind motorists that as the surface is milled it may/will likely cause disruption in the traffic signal loops that “talk” to the signals. During the 3 – 4 weeks that the Parkway is being milled and asphalt placed the signals will be placed a “timed phasing” which may cause some disruption to travelling along the Parkway.
Public Works will monitor the signals and adjust the timing as needed to try and assist traffic moving along the Parkway as much as possible.
It is recommended that those who normally travel the Parkway use alternate routes over the next 3 – 4 weeks would assist in the speed of Parkway repairs and likely limit frustrations for drivers at intersections.
Additional items that are included in the Clinton Parkway repairs will be conversion of crosswalks from pavers to poured and stamped concrete that will minimize the ruts caused by heavy vehicles compacting the crosswalks.
Clinton Parkway repairs are slated for completion by early September. Residents may stay up to date on paving and infrastructure projects at www.clintonms.org/roadclosures.