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Road, bridge and street closures in Clinton, MS.

Williamson Road Bridge Construction Begins

Clinton, Miss. (July 31, 2020) N.L. Carson Contractors of Carthage continue replacement of the Williamson Road Bridge. Construction, which began in early June, is estimated to take approximately 4-6 months, dependant upon weather.

While the project is in the city limits of Clinton, the project is being funded by state-aid funds allocated through Hinds County.

Due to the use of the state-aid funds, Hinds County is serving as project administrator. City officials were responsible for acquisition of easements, acquisition of additional land, and design of the structure.

Many residents that utilize Williamson Road have expressed concerns over the delay of the project’s completion.

At issue, was the nearly yearlong efforts by the City of Clinton to acquire the necessary land within the right of way from an adjacent land owner for the installation of the new bridge.

Easements for additional land were necessary due to requirements that the bridge be widened and elevated to meet current environmental and Department of Transportation standards.

Following an inspection by Federal Highway Administration bridge engineers on January 25, 2019, the City of Clinton was informed that the Williamson Road bridge over Straight Line Fence Creek approximately ¾ of a mile west of Clinton-Tinnin Road in Clinton must be closed to all traffic.

Update:

June 21, 2019. City officals are waiting on one land owner along Williamson Road to sell a small portion of land for an easement to widen the utility right of way.

Designs and funding for the bridge are complete. The city is at the mercy of the landowner at this point. Once the easement has been acquired, construction by the County will begin. 

Clinton, Miss. (January 25, 2019) Following an inspection by Federal Highway Administration bridge engineers on January 25, 2019, the City of Clinton was informed that the Williamson Road bridge over Straight Line Fence Creek approximately ¾ of a mile west of Clinton-Tinnin Road in Clinton has been closed to all traffic.

Bridge closed and detour signs have been placed by Clinton Public Works to prevent use of the bridge by motorists.

Following the most recent inspection it was determined that the bridge was deficient and would need to be closed for repairs.

“We regret the inconvenience this closure will have on our residents and visitors, but the safety of our motorists is the top priority,” added Mayor Fisher.

North Midway Road Bridge in Clinton Closed to Traffic on Thursday

Clinton, Miss. (May 6, 2020) Following an inspection by bridge engineers on May 6,2020 the city of Clinton was informed that the N. Midway Road bridge between Clinton/Raymond Road and McRaven Road in Clinton must be closed to all traffic beginning at 7:00 A.M. on May 7, 2020.

Bridge closed signs will be placed by Clinton Public Works to prevent use of the bridge by motorists.

Temporary repairs were completed on the N. Midway Road Bridge in 2018 and weight limits were posted and the bridge deemed sufficient for use. Following the most recent inspection it was determined that the bridge was deficient and the bridge would need to be closed until a new bridge can be installed.

Detours will be marked. No timeline for repairs has been provided, but funding, design, permitting, and construction could last into 2021.

 “We regret the inconvenience this closure will have on our residents and visitors, but the safety of our motorists is the top priority,” added Mayor Fisher.

For updates on this closure please visit our city website at www.clintonms.org/roadclosures or www.facebook.com/clintonmiss.

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Board Approves Advertisement of Bids for Cynthia Road Bridge Reconstruction

Permanent repairs to the Cynthia Road Bridge near Magnolia Road are closer to reality. Consulting City Engineer Bill Owen and Clinton Public Works officials requested approval to advertise for bids to replace the wooden pilings with concrete pilings for a stronger and longer lasting bridge.

Bids will be taken on April 8. Construction timeline and road closure information will be available once the contract is awarded to a contractor.

In winter of 2018, City officials temporarily closed the bridge to repair wooden pilings that were deemed insufficient to handle the traffic volume and weight loads utilizing the roadway. Following several weeks of repairs to several pilings the bridge was reopened to traffic with a reduced weight limit.

This short term repair extended the life of the bridge and provided an opportunity for a long term solution to be designed and funded. Once funding was allocated from Hinds County in 2019, designs and engineering plans were created.

According to Mayor Phil Fisher, “a permanent fix has been our ultimate goal and this bridge replacement is an important component in upgrading our infrastructure for the next generation.”