JACKSON, MI – Construction starts July 31 on Jackson Street in downtown Jackson, as the street will have new water mains, streetscape lighting and new pavement.

The project, which costs $503,162.68, was approved by the Jackson City Council on Tuesday, June 27. The work moves south from the 2016 project, in which Jackson Street was repaved between Louis Glick Highway and Washington Avenue.

Milling and repaving occurs on Jackson Street between Washington Avenue and Franklin Street. Water main replacement goes an additional two blocks, from Washington Avenue to Wilkins Street. The streetscape lighting enhancements will come between Washington Avenue and Wesley Street.

Water main replacement funding will come from the city’s water funds. Street funds and assessments to adjacent property owners will finance the other parts of the project.

This project was budgeted as part of the $9 million in bonds for the city to fix roads in 2017. Jackson Street work is expected to finish on Oct. 20, per city documents.

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