Jackson St. closure starts Monday as city widens and improves road

Thursday, September 21, 2017
The long-awaited South Jackson Street improvement project, from the railroad tracks south to city limits at the the southern end of Phoenix Closures, is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, and is anticipated to last four to six weeks. The road will be closed Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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The City of Greencastle has announced that it will close South Jackson Street for street improvements. The street closure will take effect Monday, Sept. 25, and is anticipated to last four to six weeks.

Beginning Monday at 7 a.m., Jackson St. will be closed from Veterans Memorial Highway to the city limits at the southern edge of Phoenix Closures.

Details about the closure are as follows:

-- Closed from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

-- Open to two-way traffic, 7 p.m. – 7 a.m. Monday through Friday. Motorists are urged to drive slowly and use caution in the construction zone.

-- Closed Thursday evening, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Sept. 30. A storm sewer culvert will be replaced during this time.

-- Street work may occur on weekends, weather permitting.

The official detour routes are:

-- From the north: East on Veterans Memorial Highway to U.S. 231; south on U.S. 231; then west on U.S. 40; then north on Manhattan Road to Phoenix Closures.

-- From the south: East on U.S. 40 to U.S. 231; then north on U.S. 231; then west on Veterans Memorial Highway to Jackson Street.

While Jackson Street is closed, Phoenix Closures employees can access their parking lot from the company’s south driveway. Buzzi Unicem employees can access their parking from Manhattan Road and Cement Plant Road from the south. Special arrangements have been made for truck traffic and emergency access.

Individuals commuting from Brazil, Terre Haute, Clay County and other points west should use U.S. 231 to access employers in Greencastle.

The improvements to Jackson Street include storm drainage, curb and gutter, pavement widening and resurfacing.

The project is funded by the City of Greencastle’s Redevelopment Commission and a grant from INDOT’s 2017 Community Crossings Program. Work on the railroad crossing will take place in the spring of 2018.

The project contractors include J. S. McCullough Excavating, LLC and Civil Engineering Consultants. Additional support has been provided by several utilities and city departments.

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