Groundbreaking Ceremonies in Jackson County

Groundbreaking and Ribbon Cutting POSTPONED

 

Due to the expected inclement weather, these events will be postponed.  We will send out a new notice once the date is determined.   6/21/17



From:  News Release   6/19/17   GCN

Who:                     Jackson County Board of Supervisors, MDOT, Gulf Regional Planning Commission

 

What:                    1) Groundbreaking Ceremony for Traffic Signal at LeMoyne Blvd. and Brittany Ave.

2) Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Yellow Jacket Road/Old Fort Bayou Road Intersection

 

When:                  Thursday, June 22 @ 10 a.m. AND 2 p.m.

                                NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, we will make an announcement if there is a change of plans

 

These two projects have been made possible through partnerships with several entities. Federal Highway Administration funds appropriated through the Mississippi Department of Transportation provided 80% of the construction costs.

 

Gulf Regional Planning Commission, in its role as the MS Gulf Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization, allocated the funds for these specific projects with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors providing the required 20 percent in local matching funds.

 

The MDOT is providing administrative oversight throughout the process. Engineering for the project is being provided by Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

 

“Safety is the primary reason for these intersection improvements ,” says District 4 Supervisor Troy Ross. “A lot of preliminary work needed to be done to make them possible but it will be worth it.”

 

  • 10 a.m. – Groundbreaking for Traffic Signal at LeMoyne Blvd. and Brittany Ave.
    This is a $400K project that is expected to be complete by Fall 2017. Lamey Electric is the contractor.
  • 2 p.m. – Ribbon Cutting for Yellow Jacket Road and Old Fort Bayou Road Intersection
    This is a $2.44 Million project. The groundbreaking for construction was held in July 2017, however preliminary work, including the acquisition of more than $300K in right-of-ways, began in 2006. Gulf Equipment Corporation is the contractor.

 

The ceremonies will take place near the corresponding intersections for each project, and the public is invited to attend.