City successfully battles fallout from freezing weather
More volunteers are needed for the Mississippi Blues Marathon.
The annual race is days away, and race officials still need volunteers to guide runners and provide support.
By ANTHONY WARREN
Senior Staff Writer
Construction could begin in the next month on the first phase of a project designed to transform Parham Bridges Park in to a top tennis center.
Jackson city officials were expected to begin hammering out a work schedule this week with Hemphill Construction.
Jackson leaders are hoping a recent victory in U.S. District Court will validate their claims the state is attempting to take over the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport because it is managed by African Americans.
Jackson city officials aren’t saying whether contractors will be penalized for finishing months behind schedule on a major street repaving project.
In 2016, the city brought on Superior Asphalt, of Byram, to repave seven major thoroughfares, including Ridgewood Road and Briarwood Drive in Northeast Jackson.
New Costco construction scheduled to start in spring
Construction on the Ridgeland Costco could get under way in the spring, according to Ridgeland city officials.
“The developer plans to begin construction … in March and expects that Costco will be open before Christmas,” said Mayor Gene McGee.
Work is under way on the Fondren Streetscape Project, months after the city of Jackson brought on a contractor.
Crews descended on the Fondren Business District in December to begin the first leg of the project, which includes widening the sidewalk and adding parallel parking in front of Fondren Corner.
The city of Jackson appears to be changing its strategy in efforts to keep West Rankin County on Jackson sewer.
Instead of attempting to block the West Rankin Utility Authority’s (WRUA) efforts to build a new wastewater treatment plant, the city is going to provide better service.