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The City of Jackson is getting an early start on road construction season. On Thursday, March 21, crews will continue efforts to resurface three neighborhood streets on Jackson’s west side.
These streets are currently in poor condition and have not received substantial attention in decades. Crews will first start working on Thompson Street between Carlton Boulevard and the south cul-de-sac. Once Thompson is complete, crews will then start construction on Durand Street between Carlton Boulevard and Morrell Street. The final street in this spring 2019 project is Higby Street between Carlton Boulevard and the south cul-de-sac. As crews work on resurfacing these three streets, they will also complete work on Grinnell Street from W. Michigan Avenue to Gettysburg Avenue. Last fall, crews completed resurfacing on this stretch on Grinnell. This spring, they will repair green space and adjust manhole covers.
For Thompson, Durand and Higby, crews will first repair curbs and replace sidewalk ramps to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The road surface will then be milled to remove broken pavement and patching. A single layer of new asphalt will be then be laid over the surface. Once resurfacing is completed, manhole covers will also be adjusted to the new pavement height and green space along the streets will be repaired.
Work in this portion of the neighborhood is expected to wrap up later this summer. Crews then will turn their attention to resurfacing Thompson, Durand, and Higby from W. Michigan Avenue to Wildwood Avenue. Resurfacing on these three streets from Carlton Boulevard to W. Michigan Avenue is set to take place during the 2020 construction season. The total cost of this project is $980, 051. The majority of the funding is coming from special property tax assessments and the rest from City of Jackson street funds. The water main replacement and full reconstruction of Franklin Street though this neighborhood has been postponed until 2020.
The City of Jackson is asking residents in this neighborhood to please refrain from parking on the street when construction is underway. Residents are also asked to prepare for some inconveniences during construction, such as noise and dirt, construction equipment in the street, and temporarily blocked driveways. The City will be sending out regular notices to residents to update them on construction progress. Residents who want to receive email notices should contact Assistant City Engineer Troy White at email@example.com.