The City of Jackson is informing local drivers that a major construction project at a busy intersection has been put on hold. In a press release, the City said that Fourth Street construction has been delayed due to a state-wide contract issue.
In the report, the City said that Officials planned to start construction on the intersection of Fourth Street, Horton Road and Stonewall Road on Saturday Sept. 15. However, because of a contract dispute between a contractor group, the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association, and union construction workers, Operating Engineers Local 324, the project has been delayed. This dispute is also causing countless projects to be halted across the state. With the project now delayed, the intersection will remain open until further notice. Right now it is uncertain when the construction will begin. The city intends to redesign the three-way intersection on Jackson’s southern border with Summit Township, turning it into a T-intersection, improving traffic signals and adding pedestrian crossings. Fourth Street remains closed at the entrance to Ella Sharp Park as crews continue scheduled work on a new roundabout.
Stay tuned to WKHM for further developments.