City of Hattiesburg continues paving project

City of Hattiesburg continues paving project

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The city of Hattiesburg is continuing to work on road conditions within the city.

Hattiesburg has allocated $2.5 million for the paving project to improve road conditions throughout the city. This is a project that continues to be in the works.

“Residents should start seeing the new pavement coming down," said the city’s director of engineering, Lamar Rutland. "So, contractors will be on site in their areas repaving the streets provided with the new black asphalt pavement.”

You may see potholes in some areas that have been patched, and some of those may be re-opening. Rutland said that’s due to weather conditions.

“Potholes are created through water getting into to the asphalt pavement," Rutland said. "That water, when you go through a freeze and thaw cycle, the water expands, breaking up the asphalt and creates a pothole. So, our weather lately has been really wet and we’ve had a couple of cold days that have caused that cycle and created more potholes.”

One of the city's highest priorities is paving. Rutland said his team is constantly looking to improve the quality of life for residents in the Hub City.

“We are constantly working," Rutland said. "Our crews are out working trying to fix and repair potholes.”

You can view the city’s spring paving list here.

If there are road conditions you would like to report to the city, Rutland said they welcome resident feedback on the city action line at 601-545-4500

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