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Posted on: July 25, 2019

Section of MLK Drive closing for building construction

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A section of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Downtown Jackson will be closed to traffic starting Monday, July 29. MLK Drive between Franklin and Wesley streets is the impacted area. The street is closing so storm and sanitary sewer services for the Francis Senior Lofts can be connected to the sewer mains under the street. The Francis Senior Lofts is an apartment development for senior citizens that is currently under construction on MLK Drive.

MLK Drive is a major thoroughfare in the downtown area, connecting downtown to surrounding neighborhoods and other busy roads. A detour will take drivers to Mechanic Street and Washington Avenue to get around this area. Wesley Street will remain open for access to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and School. All drives to the Commonwealth Commerce Center will be open and assessable from Washington Avenue.

This section of MLK Drive is set to reopen in early August.

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