City of Vicksburg signs engineer agreements for traffic study, bridge repair – The Vicksburg Post

Town of Vicksburg indications engineer agreements for site visitors analyze, bridge restore

Revealed 2:31 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen has signed agreements with Neel-Schaffer engineers to accomplish a site visitors rely on a portion of North Washington Street and get ready a structure and technical specs for perform on the Baldwin Ferry Road bridge more than the Kansas Town Southern Railroad tracks.

The board authorized equally agreements totaling $20,300 — $3,500 for the targeted traffic count and $16,800 for the bridge maintenance — at its Monday conference.

Community Will work Director Garnet Van Norman said Ward 1 Alderman Michael Mayfield asked for the depend.

According to the arrangement, Neel-Schaffer will accomplish counts at 3 individual places along Washington Avenue:

• South of the Port of Vicksburg at Haining Highway

• South of Sherman Avenue

• At or around Spouts Spring Street

The review is predicted to support city officials determine present-day patterns of motor vehicles and trucks together that part of its selected truck route. The visitors counts will give the city with a summary report exhibiting the average everyday traffic, or ADT the car classification of ADT and the pace of the motor vehicles.

“This targeted visitors count is heading to tell us a little something,” Mayfield reported. “It will inform you what’s definitely heading on in that spot and which is what we require to know.”

When companies occur to the city to seem at an location, he stated, “You want to have that (targeted traffic rely) in your hand you really do not want to have to hurry up and do it. You want to have it in your hand so you can say, ‘Here it is.’”

Mayfield said there has been some desire in the corridor amongst First East and Spouts Spring Road, but would not say who is seeking.

“I want a great depend throughout the week,” he claimed. “I also want a very good depend on the weekend since your targeted visitors movement variations at 5 o’clock on Friday and I want to make certain if it is a improve, it’s a very good improve.”

Van Norman claimed the Baldwin Ferry Street Bridge arrangement consists of repairs to the bridge, which was destroyed when it was struck by a car.

“(The car or truck) hit the bridge and tore the guardrail off it and ruined the concrete structurally,” he mentioned. “It broke some of the concrete on the aspect of the bridge so there’s likely to have to be some operate finished. I believe we’ll declare an emergency.”

He said Neel-Schaffer does all the bridge inspections for Warren County and has examined the Baldwin Ferry bridge to make positive it did not have to be closed.

Van Norman mentioned the metropolis initially employed Fordice Construction to take care of the challenge, but Fordice refused to do any perform on the bridge until eventually an engineer assessed the hurt and established the greatest way to repair it.

“It’s over the main line Kansas Metropolis Southern tracks, so there is additional to it than just going out there and executing a little something,” he explained.

About John Surratt

John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State College with a degree in typical scientific tests. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Write-up staff given that 2011 and handles city federal government. He and his wife show up at St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port Town Kiwanis Club.

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