Work on trail

The Pear Orchard multi-use trail is getting a facelift. Ridgeland city officials approved the overlay project which includes repaving more than a mile of the trail.

“It goes from Rice Road and ends (at Towne Center) Boulevard,” said Mike McCollum, city public works director. “It has some failed areas. There hasn’t been any major work done to it in the last 15 years. It’s time to go back and give it a facelift.”

The project will cost between $74,000 and $87,000, approximately $50,000 more than originally expected.

“We had to go to an alternate bidder who was a little higher priced,” McCollum said. “They gave us a revised estimate.”

The city noted the budget amendment during the March 7 board of aldermen meeting. McCollum said the $50,000 was taken from the Sunnybrook Road mill and overlay project.

“We took that away from Sunnybrook in hopes of getting the county to pay for it,” he said. “We think they have it on the road plan but it’s just not funded right now.”

The Sunnybrook Road project includes a mill and overlay from Jackson Street to the Madison-Ridgeland city limits.

 

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