Lake Harbour construction
City officials are saying construction for the Lake Harbour Drive extension project is three months out. “This is really two projects,” said Mike McCollum, Ridgeland public works director. “One is the installation of a box culvert under the railroad. We are within two to three weeks of advertising construction.”
McCollum said the construction of the road’s extension will run about 60 days behind the box culvert project.
“The other part is the roadway and overpass on I-55. We have acquired all of the right of way and are in the final stages of relocating all utilities.”
McCollum said both projects are expected to be completed by mid-2019, as of right now.
Most recently, city officials approved an agreement with Entergy wherein the utility company removed and relocated utility lines on two different roads in Ridgeland.
“The agreement defines the terms and cost for Entergy to remove poles and lines in conflict with the Lake Harbour Drive extension project,” said Chris Bryson, city engineer, in a previous Sun article.
The lines have been relocated from Lenard Avenue and New Pointe Drive, which will become part of Lake Harbour Drive once the project is complete.
Lenard Avenue is located perpendicular to what will be the extension. New Pointe Drive is located across the interstate and is connected to Highland Colony Parkway. It will become part of the new east-west corridor upon the project’s completion.
“All the utility lines have to be relocated outside the project and pushed out to the right of way,” said Bryson.
The city has paid for the utility relocation, $132,885.92, according to Bryson.