Work slated for Trailwood subdivisions

By HASKEL BURNS,

Several sections of roadway in the Trailwood and Trailwood West subdivisions will soon receive repairs, as the Petal Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to approve $149,000 worth of roadwork in the neighborhoods.

“The roads are very long and lengthy in there, so we can’t really afford to do the whole street at one time,” Mayor Hal Marx said. “But there are several sections that really need to be replaced and resurfaced right now.

“So there’s about four different sections we’re looking at doing, where the roads have been crumbling. So we’re going to replace those, go in there and do some base repair, then resurface it and put some asphalt on it.”

The work, which is expected to begin within the next month, will be completed by Southeastern Asphalt. The company was chosen based on a recommendation from officials at Hattiesburg engineering firm Shows, Dearman & Waits.

“The other bids came in at about $100,000 more than (Southeastern Asphalt),” Marx said. “I think the other two bids we got were both around $250,000, so this was considerably less.”

In other action, the board:

• Approved a zoning hearing date for 6 p.m. June 12 for properties located at Highway 11, 12 Branden Lane and 300 Cedar Street.

• Adopted an order to hire Bill Bolton as a part-time police officer at a rate of $11 per hour.