JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Work continues on much needed infrastructure improvements in the Capital City.
This week, work is set to begin on the next phase of the State Street reconstruction project between Hartfield Street and Choctaw Road.
Hemphill Construction will be making upgrades to the road’s surface and below, which will include new water and sewer lines.
They will also construct new curbs, sidewalks and transit shelters.
Residents living on the street say the potholes are so bad, they have to drive in the turn lane to avoid them.
Bianca Hentges who has lived in the area for about a year said, “I don’t even drive in the right side of the road. I end up driving in the middle lane and that’s the only way to get through it, and it’s dangerous.”
There will be some lane reductions and detours while the work is going on. State Street northbound will be reduced to one lane. All southbound traffic will be sent from Meadowbrook Road to West Street to Mitchell Avenue. Residents we talked to say they are willing to endure some inconvenience for the improvements.
Work will be completed next summer.