As the construction of the West Jackson Streetscape is nearing completion, progress on the project has been moving at an extremely fast pace this week. Striping on the bricks is being removed using a sand and glass mixture.

Cleaning of the historic granite curbing has also begun and will be finished overnight on Monday, November 11. Both the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Monday at 11:00 pm and the 200 block will re-open to vehicular traffic before 7:00 am on Tuesday.

Bricks have been removed where the median will be constructed. Irrigation for the trees and plantings in the median and conduit for street lights in the median will also be installed.

Landscaping in both the 200 and 300 block of West Jackson Street was installed today and will continue next week. Bark will be placed in the planting beds to cover the irrigation pipes.

It's hard to believe the end of the streetscape project is almost here! Please join us Friday, November 15 for a Ribbon Cutting for the West Jackson Streetscape. There will be an opening presentation at The Ritz Amphitheater beginning at 9:15 am. The ribbon cutting will follow at the intersection of West Jackson Street and Stevens Street.

For more information on the West Jackson Streetscape Project, call Sherri Nix at (229) 227-4154.

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