Sinkhole blocks Belhaven intersection - - Jackson, MS

Sinkhole blocks Belhaven intersection

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Source: WLBT Source: WLBT

City of Jackson officials say a contractor is expected to begin work on a huge hole in the ground next week. The sinkhole is at the intersection of Poplar Boulevard and Kenwood Place in Belhaven. The city has the area blocked off with orange barrels. 

Belhaven resident John Lewis lives nearby. Lewis says the hole has been there for several weeks, but he's hopeful it will be fixed soon.

“The biggest thing is we have Bright Lights Belhaven Nights in August and I know they'll have it fixed before then, so I'm good," said Lewis. "The City is starting to do a lot of work. It's looking really good. We have a lot of potholes patched up. I know it's on their list. I'm looking forward to having it fixed.”

The sinkhole appears several feet deep.

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