Supervisors address roads

By NIKKI ROWELL,

The Madison County board of supervisors recently made amendments to the county’s 2019 road plan official and approved several projects to be funded with short-term borrowing.

Outgoing District Four Supervisor David Bishop made a motion to fund the paving of Virlilia Road at a cost of $450,000, which he requested be funded out of short-term borrowing. His motion also included authorizing the issuance of purchase orders for asphalt and for the rental of paving equipment.

District Two Supervisor Trey Baxter added seven roads to also be funded with short-term borrowing, including Deweese Road, with a cost of $210,000; Bozeman Road, $175,000; Sharpe Road, $165,000; Cherry Brook, $50,000; Old Mannsdale, $200,000; Devlin Springs, $248,000; and Annandale Boulevard, $200,000.

District One Supervisor Sheila Jones added some roads and drainage work in the mix, including drainage on Clarkdell Road, drainage work on Yandell Road and topcoat on Aulenbrock Drive, drainage on Yandell Road near Madison Crossing, repaving Old Rice Road and Green Oak pavement repairs.

Purchasing the easements for the water work is projected to cost $100,000. Jones said the drainage work on Yandell Road near Madison Crossing Elementary School would cost around $400,000 to fix, and the Clarkdell repaving would cost approximately $450,000.

Yandell drainage and the topcoat on Aulenbrock would cost approximately $500,000, and Old Rice Road would cost $310,000. Green Oak pavement repairs will cost $200,000.

Martin Luther King Drive was also added to the list, with a total cost of $190,000.

District Three Supervisor Gerald Steen added Steed Road, from Highland Colony Parkway to Richardson Road, at a cost of $230,000; School Street, from Pear Orchard to Perkins to Commerce Park Drive, $300,000; Ridgeland Avenue, $250,000; Dinsmor subdivision, $100,000; St. Augustine, from Rice Road to Highway 51, $400,000; Pebble Creek from Highway 51 to Cobblestone subdivision, $50,000; and Old Canton Road south of St. Augustine intersection for one quarter of a mile for $50,000.

The city of Ridgeland has entered into an interlocal cooperation agreement with the county for street improvements totaling $880,000.

The agreement includes rehab for the following streets: Steed Road from Highland Colony Parkway to Richardson Road; School/Perkins Street from Pear Orchard Road to Perkins Street then to Commerce Park Drive; Ridgeland Avenue from Highway 51 to East Frontage Road; and Sawbridge Drive in Dinsmor.

The total cost of repairs is $880,000, which the city will fund and submit for reimbursement from the county.

The interlocal agreement with the city of Ridgeland would include Steed Road, Perkins Street, School Street, Ridgeland Avenue and Dinsmor subdivision for rebuilding, overlay and striping. 

The Madison board of aldermen voted to adopt an interlocal cooperation agreement between Madison County and the city of Madison regarding the funding of certain street improvements located in the city.

The interlocal agreement with the city of Madison will include Old Mannsdale and Bozeman Roads, St. Augustine Drive, Pebble Creek and Old Canton Road south of St. Augustine for rebuilding, overlay and striping.

In Flora, Steed added Center Street, Jones Street, Bratton Road, Clark Street, Hawkins Street, Central Boulevard and Second Street, all for $650,000.

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