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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Road repairs start Oct. 8 in west side neighborhood

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The City of Jackson is continuing efforts to repair pothole plagued streets in neighborhoods. On Monday Oct. 8, crews will begin a major resurfacing project in a neighborhood on Jackson’s west side.  

Workers are first targeting Grinnell Street from Gettysburg Avenue to Michigan Avenue, where they will resurface pavement. This is a nine block area that stretches nearly one mile. After Grinnell is resurfaced, crews will begin Stage 2, which involves resurfacing the entirety of Higby and Thompson streets south of Morrell Street. Stage 3 will commence after that is complete, with crews resurfacing Thompson, Durand, and Higby streets between Michigan Avenue and Wildwood Avenue. Further resurfacing of Higby, Durand and Thompson will take place in spring 2019, along with a full road reconstruction and water main replacement on Franklin Street.

A large part of this project is also reconstructing sidewalks ramps along these streets so they comply with current standards and allow better access to all pedestrians. “Many of these streets haven’t been repaired in decades. So we are looking forward to getting them in better shape, and providing more access for pedestrians with sidewalk ramp updates,” said City Engineer Jon Dowling.

These streets will be closed to through traffic when construction is taking place. Residents will be able to maintain access to driveways provided they are not blocked by crews working on the street. The city is asking residents to not park on the street during work hours when construction is happening on streets.

The city will keep residents notified of when they these projects are expected to start or finish.

Click on this link to view a map of the construction areas. 

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