Construction traffic tearing up neighborhood streets - - Jackson, MS

Construction traffic tearing up neighborhood streets

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A northeast Jackson man says 18-wheelers are destroying the streets leading to his house. He lives in the Rolling Meadows subdivision, off Old Canton Road, south of the Country Club of Jackson.

There is a steady stream of 18 wheelers carrying large 54 inch water pipes into the neighborhood and down to a construction site where the city is installing a new water main.  

Harold Lathon, who lives on Meadow Creek Place, says the trucks are destroying the roads in his nice neighborhood.  

"There have been numerous 18 wheeler trucks hauling what appears to be infrastructure piping through our residential neighborhood" said Lathon. "When you provide for your family, you expect certain things. One of those is the ability or the right to be enjoying a quiet comfort, and as you can  hear and see, that is far from what's going on."

"Unfortunately, in that part of town, there are very limited access points near to where we need to lay that pipe" said city spokesman Chris Mims. "So they are running some of those trucks through the neighborhood, to get to those access points. But we are going to address those streets, after we have completed this project."

Lathon also cannot understand how, in this neighborhood of 4 to 5,000 square foot houses in northeast Jackson, somebody got a permit to build a work building.  The city of Jackson has promised to find out why.

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