COMPREHENSIVE WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
Department of Engineering
212 West Front Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
The City of Hattiesburg is constantly in a state of improvement, whether it’s paving roads, new water and sewer infrastructure projects or neighborhood beautification.The Engineering Department works extensively on Comprehensive Water & Sewer Improvement Projects throughout hte City of Hattiesburg. These specific projects are capital investments that have a direct impact on services provided to the residents and businesses in Hattiesburg. Below is a running list of these projects, with updates for where the project currently stands.
Residents in the Parkhaven neighborhood can expect to see work begin in the next 60 days, with anticipation that the project will take approximately 18-24 months for completion.
UPDATE: Work has begun on this project. The contractor is currently working on Camp Street replacing the sewer line. Throughout the project, residents will experience minor inconviences such as temporary loss of water, roads closed to through traffic and roads covered in rock and gravel. The contractor will notify residents any time a planned water outage occurs. Unfortunately there may be times when the unexpected happens. When that does, please understand we are working to remedy the problem as soon as possible. In the event there is an unplanned outage please contact the Action Center at 601-545-4500.
In August 2018, Mayor Toby Barker, Ward 1 Councilman Jeffrey George and Ward 4 Councilwoman Mary Dryden announced two water and sewer improvement projects: one for the areas between Quinn Street and Pearl Street in Ward 4’s Longleaf Heights Neighborhood and one in the areas around Ward 1’s North 39th Avenue and North 40th Avenue.
In Ward 4, the cost for this project is $2.9 million, which comes from funding initially designated for a mechanical wastewater treatment facility but is now redirected toward existing infrastructure. Construction in the Longleaf Heights neighborhood is expected to begin within 30 days and will last approximately 12 months. At the conclusion, all affected roads will be resurfaced.
In Ward 1, the project, which will take up to nine months to complete, will cost just under $800,000 and will be paid from annual water and sewer collections that have been designated for infrastructure replacement.
UPDATE for Quinn Street and Pearl Street: This project has been awarded. Expect work to begin in the coming months.
UPDATE for North 39th/40th Avenue: Contractor is 90% complete on installing the waterlines and should begin placing new sewer lines in the upcoming months.
UPDATE for Longleaf Heights Neighborhood: Work has begun on this project. The contractor has completed the work on USM’s campus and is now working on N 20th Ave. Residents in this area may experience minor inconveniences during the construction phase.
UPDATE: Contractor has competed installation of the sewer lines and services. Contractor will begin replacement of the asphalt on Dogwood Drive in the coming months.
UPDATE: No change. Still waiting on permits from railroad entities.
UPDATE: The contractor is nearing completion of this project, most of the water lines have been installed and should start placing sod and making repairs to streets and driveways.