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Sewer line repair could affect your morning commute

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

We continue to track development of work as Operation Orange Cone is in full swing in the City of Jackson.

North West Street will be closed from Mitchell Avenue to Hartfield Avenue on Monday beginning at 10a.m.

Jessica Bowman spoke to residents who live in that area who say they are ready to see the progress take shape.

Saleem Rafiq said, "As far as what they are doing, I think it's a good idea."

Jackson Public Work crews roped off and primed the area on North West Street. Early Monday morning the replacement process of the sewer line that collapsed underneath the street is set to begin. Jackson residents will face a detour, but those who live in the area said they aren't too concerned.

Rafiq said, "I believe that if they are going to be successful in doing the job, I don't think it will be a problem as long as it's not a long term. Because they have bad pipes. This has been said a long time ago, but now I think it's a good idea that they are trying to correct the problem. We are paying this money and we want to see some kind of results. You know, that's what we want to see."

As crews will work to replace the fallen section of sewer line other crew members will be working on a separate sewer repair farther down on West Street. Director of Communications for the City of Jackson, Shelia Byrd, said this is all in an effort to improve the city's infrastructure.

Shelia Byrd said, "There is work going on across the city. It includes pothole repairs, utility cuts and routine rehabilitation work. We are on schedule and this work will be ongoing throughout the summer into early fall. It's all apart of Operation Orange Cone."

Rafiq said, "All and all, I believe that it is a great job and a good job, provided that they complete it in a timely manner. I believe that it will be successful."

West Street will be open, but left lanes will be closed. The work should take about 10 days to complete.

If you want to report a pothole or infrastructure problem to the City of Jackson all you have to do is call, 311.

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