The first major road construction project of the summer 2020 season starts in Jackson on Monday, June 8 with a full-scale reconstruction of W. Franklin Street between S. Brown Street and S. West Avenue. The $1.9 million project will fully reconstruct the street’s infrastructure. W. Franklin Street is a main roadway through Jackson’s west side neighborhood and connects residential streets to several major roads.
The first step of this massive project is to install a new water main under the intersection of S. Brown Street and W. Franklin Street and restore pavement after the installation is complete. Work should take two weeks to complete. During this time, S. Brown Street will be closed to traffic, with drivers detoured using W. Morrell Street, S. Wisner Street, and W. Michigan Avenue. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained through the construction.
Following the work on S. Brown Street, the main W. Franklin Street reconstruction will begin. The project includes water main and water service line replacement, sidewalk repairs, new curbs, gutters and driveway approaches, and new pavement on the roadway. During the construction period, Franklin will be closed to through traffic but access will be maintained to homes.
The W. Franklin Street project is expected to be completed in Oct. 2020. This is part of the City’s ongoing West Side Street Resurfacing Program, which has brought street resurfacings, curb repairs and sidewalk replacements to four residential streets over the past two years.
Residents who want to receive construction updates through phone and email messages should email Assistant City Engineer Troy White. That email address can also be used for questions and comments about the project. Residents may also call the Engineering Division with questions at 517-788-4160.