County engineer gives update on infrastructure

Published 12:33 pm Monday, February 5, 2024

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County Engineer Ryan Holmes gave a brief rundown of several infrastructure projects in the County Monday morning. Holmes regularly gives a report to the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors at the board meetings. 

District 4 residents received good news. Holmes said the county has a preconstruction meeting with Joe Magee Construction at 1 p.m. Monday to begin work on the Auburn Drive bridge project. Former supervisor Eddie Brown asked frequently for updates on the project and District 4 Supervisor Eli Ferguson has followed suit. 

Holmes said Joe Magee Construction sent him five subcontracts for work with the project that they needed to approve. The contracts were approved 4-0 with District 1 supervisor Jerry Wilson absent. 

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District 5 completed the LSBP project work on Pleasant Ridge bridge and Holmes said it would be transferred out of the construction phase into County Assets pending board approval. Lincoln County supervisors voted 4-0 to approve. 

Holmes asked the board to approve a final payment for MidSouth Elevators work on the Lincoln County Courthouse elevator. He said the company would have to come back and peel back the protective coating on the flooring but all other work was finished. 

District 5 Supervisor Doug Falvey earned an award for first supervisor to get his road register report turned in, Holmes said. Supervisors have to ride their roads each year and fill out a sheet for the road registry. 

Bids for the Lincoln County’s Courthouse HVAC project will open February 15. Holmes said they will take the bids under advisement and bring forth a recommendation to the board meeting on February 20. The board meeting is typically on the first and third Monday of the month but due to Presidents Day it had to be pushed to Tuesday. 

District 2 Supervisor Keith Lewis and Holmes are still working to meet with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to discuss flooding in the area around Lake Lincoln Road and Lake Lincoln State Park.