Carthage City Manager Steve Williams says the Wellington Street water line project is basically done; crews are just now working to fix the roads.

“I believe all the water lines are in and have been converted over,” Williams told city officials at their Monday commission meeting. “That’s all finished except for fixing the roads now. With the weather we’ve had, we just haven’t been able to get those done.”

The $222,340 project is replacing aging water lines so that the city can improve water pressure at the county jail and in surrounding areas. About $160,000 of those funds are leftover bond monies.

Wellington Street between Daniels Street and the Carthage Post Office has been intermittently closed to traffic for months as the project is completed.

Upcoming Projects

Williams said bids would be going out this week on a group of street projects commissioners approved in May.

The overall project, approved by commissioners at their Monday meeting, total about $388,000 and include rebuilding roads on South Adams Street, North Daniels Street and Courtland Circle.

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Carthage native Meredith Shamburger has worked for the Panola Watchman since 2018. Before that, she worked at sister papers in Longview and Marshall; the Dallas Morning News; and The Daily Voice, a hyperlocal news company in Westchester County, New York.