JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - The first phase of the Jackson roundabout construction project is finished and crews will start phase two.
According to the City of Jackson, the first phase at the intersection of E. Main St. and Shawnee Blvd., which began in November and consisted of relocating and installing utilities, is now finished. The contractor will start phase two of the construction work on Monday, January 20.
The second phase consists of closing the portion of N. Shawnee Blvd. between E. Main St. and Woodland Dr. A detour on Woodland Dr. will be in place for drivers to bypass the construction work.
Temporary traffic signals will be installed on the other three legs of the intersection; however, only one lane of traffic will be allowed through the intersection at a time.
According to the City, this will stay in place until construction is completely finished, which is anticipated to be in June.
Drivers are asked to avoid this intersection by finding alternate routes, if possible. If alternate routes are not feasible for travel, drivers going through the intersection should use extreme caution near and around the work zone and should follow all posted signs and traffic signals.
Lappe Cement Finishing, Inc. of Friedheim, Mo. was contracted to improve the intersection and relocate underground utilities. The contract is worth $738,999.21.