Supervisors hear about bridge replacement work progress

Published 7:00 am Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Pearl River County Board of Supervisors met Monday to discuss completed bridge replacement projects and several other matters.

The Board is also considering a request by Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition to establish a no smoking ordinance in the county.

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Board members also approved a motion to enter into a contract with Jeff Martin Auction Company to sell old tractors from the road department, said County Administrator Adrian Lumpkin.

A joint funding agreement between the county and Pearl River Basin District will address work needed at the fairground and installation of playground equipment at the facility.

County Engineer Les Dungan said various road projects were also discussed during Monday’s meeting.

Dungan said the county is working to rehabilitate and replace a number of bridges supported by timber pilings. Four bridges on the north end of Spring Hill Road were replaced and are now open to traffic.

Along Hickory Grove Road, a bridge was replaced by a culvert and is now open to traffic. Bridge repairs are currently underway at Otis Jones Road and as a result it is currently closed.

The Board is waiting to obtain right of way from the adjoining landowners before bridge replacement work on Sones Chapel Road can proceed.

The Board also approved a motion to donate concrete bridge slabs recovered in the county-wide repairs to Copiah County. However, if Copiah County requests the slabs be delivered, Pearl River county will request a $100 charge per slab.

The Board will meet again on November 20, at 9 a.m.