Public Works

 

 

Director/Road Manager
900 East Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154
Phone:  601.857.8732 or 601.353.5762
Fax:  601.857.5559

Office hours:
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(Except on legal holiday)

Map to our Office

 

"Accredited by the American Public Works Association"

Motto: Let's Make It Happen!

POTHOLE AND ROAD REPAIR HOTLINE: (601) 857-ROAD (7623)

All after hour emergencies please call (601) 857-2600

 

General Information
 

    The Department of Public Works (Department) formerly called the "Road Department" was established as a result of House Bill No. 4, which required the Board of Supervisors (Board) to operate a county wide system of road administration, effective October 1989. The Department operates under policies which have been adopted by the Board and by statutory authority in accordance with Section 65-17-1 of the Mississippi Code.

    The administrative head of the Department is the Public Works Director/Road Manager, who is appointed by the Board, and is educated and experienced in the construction and maintenance of highways, bridges, and other facets of public works responsibilities.

    The Director/Road Manager oversees the construction and maintenance of approximately 900 miles of rural road and small urban roads, including 334 bridges throughout rural Hinds County, Mississippi.

    The Department is comprised of four major divisions: Engineering and Development, Planning and Administration, Roadway and Drainage, Construction and Maintenance. Each division is managed and directed by a division head. Each division performs tasks that are unique to its specific purpose.

    There are 121 full-time positions assigned to the Department, administrative, construction and maintenance. There are four locations:

  • Central Office - Raymond, Mississippi
     
  • North Maintenance District - Bolton, Mississippi
     
  • Southeast Maintenance - Terry, Mississippi
     
  • Southwest Maintenance - Utica, Mississippi
     

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Mission Statement

    The mission of the Department of Public Works is the working, construction, and maintaining of all public roads and bridges, as defined in Title 65 of the Mississippi Code; the operation of a countywide system of road administration as defined in Section 19-2-3; enforcement of certain subdivision regulations as defined in Section 17-1-23; and the implementation of other orders as determined by the Board of Supervisors.

Vision

    Our vision is to consistently improve the delivery of services to our customers, grow the capabilities and advance the well-being of our staff.

Value Statement

    Our employees will treat each other and our customers with courtesy and respect, will show dedication to our mission and will represent the Department and County with dignity.

Motto

"Let's Make it Happen" (MIH)!

 

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ENGINEERING SERVICES
 

Charles Sims, Engineering Manager
900 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
601.857.8732

    Surveying, Subdivision inspections and approval, design, and construction, heavy haul permits or utility permits

 

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ROAD MAINTENANCE SERVICES
 

J. D. White, Deputy Director
900 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
601.857.8732

Louis McGriggs, Infrastructure Manager

900 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
Office: 601.857.8732

North Maintenance District
Walter Kelly, Superintendent
1000 Frontage Road
Bolton, Mississippi 39041
601.852.5454

Southeast Maintenance District
Paul Buckner, Superintendent
4055 Volley Campbell Road
Terry, Mississippi 39170
601.878.5583

Southwest Maintenance District
Sammie Barnes, Superintendent
328 Curtis Road
Utica, Mississippi 39175
601.885.6169

Dion Quinn, Traffic Control & Safety Coordinator
900 East Main Street
Raymond, Mississippi 39154
601.857.8732

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