Cynthia Road Bridge
Update April 2020:
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.”
Update 11/19/2020: The work required to replace the Cynthia Road Bridge will begin on January 4th, 2021 with Cynthia Road being closed between Magnolia Road and Southern Trace Boulevard.
Road closures will begin on January 4 and detours will be posted. Motorists traveling Cynthia Road from Highway 49 the area will need to take alternate routes to approach Arrow Drive and Traceway Park.
From Highway 49, continue north to Kickapoo Road to Pinehaven Road south to Arrow Drive.
It is anticipated that the construction will take 4 – 6 months to complete. The replacement of this bridge is being funded by the Emergency Road and Bridge Repair Fund (ERBRF) appropriated by the MS Legislature.
Dozer Construction, LLC has been awarded the contract for this project.
Kickapoo Road Bridge Replacement
Permanent repairs to the Kickapoo Road bridge between Pinehaven and Clinton-Tinnin Road are scheduled to begin on January 4, 2021.
Residents accessing Kickapoo Road from Pinehaven Road will follow detours to Williamson Road to Clinton-Tinnin Road.
It is anticipated that the construction will take 4 – 6 months to complete each project.
Kickapoo Road replacement is budgeted at $540,057.30.
According to Mayor Phil Fisher, “I am proud for these projects to move forward, a permanent fix has been our goal and these bridge replacements are an important component in upgrading our infrastructure for the next generation. Infrastructure investment has been one of our five priorities to move Clinton forward. In 2020 alone, over $3 million was spent on road replacements and paving projects in the city.”
Additional road and bridge projects are slated for completion in 2021. Midway Road bridge replacement should begin in mid-2021 following design approvals from MDOT. Arrow Drive will see the addition of a new walking trail from Pinehaven to Cynthia beginning in March. Arrow Drive will also see new pavement in the summer as part of the 2021 paving plan. Additionally, over $1.2 Million has been budgeted for street paving throughout the city in 2021.
For more information on infrastructure projects, please visit www.ClintonMS.org/roadprojects. This webpage will be updated as all projects move toward completion.
Fordice Construction has been awarded the contract for this project.
North Midway Road Bridge
11/19/2020 Update: Based on inspections earlier this year (May 6, 2020) which indicated structural deficiencies of the bridge, Hinds County and the MS State Aid Road and Bridge Division required that the City close the bridge until repairs or replacement could be made.
Prior to the required closure of the bridge the City had begun the process of design to replace the bridge using funding by a Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) as administered by the FHWA, MDOT and CMPDD. Under this program approximately 80% of the construction costs are funded by the FHWA/MDOT and the remaining 20% are funded by the City.
During the November 17 Board Meeting the Board approved advertisement of bids pending approval from FHWA/MDOT of design plans. At present, the City is awaiting approval from the FHWA/MDOT of the final plans and specifications at which time approval to advertise for the improvements will be granted. Depending upon the timing of the advertisement and acceptance of bids for the improvements, the City hopes to begin the construction of this bridge replacement in April/May of 2021 with construction time again being between 4 – 6 months.
(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.
Magnolia Road Reconstruction
11/20/2020: The base layer of asphalt has been placed on both lanes. Traffic is open to traffic in both directions. Barrels and temporary striping tape are in place to delineate lanes.
The contractor plans to place the final asphalt surface course on Magnolia Road on Monday and Tuesday (23-24), after which time there will be a 14-day “cure” period prior to the final pavement markings being placed.
During the time that the road is open without the final pavement markings there will be lane delineators in place and the public is advised to use special caution until such time as the final pavement markings are in place.
11/19/2020 The base layer of asphalt will be placed on the southbound lane of Magnolia Road today (11/19) and tomorrow(11/20) and will be opened for two way travel.
Arrow Drive/Cynthia Road Multi Use Path
This project will provide for a continuous multi use path along Arrow Drive, Cynthia Road and Traceway Park – Soccer connecting the path on Pinehaven to the paths located in Traceway Park – Soccer. The contract has been awarded and the project will being no later than March 2021 and is slated take approximately 4 months to complete.
Pavecon has been awarded the contract for this project.
Once the path is completed, the Arrow Drive roadway will be paved as part of the 2021 Street Paving improvements projects.