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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Greenwood Avenue construction project underway

Greenwood Avenue construction begins

A busy street that connects Downtown Jackson to several residential neighborhoods is shutting down for a three-month long construction project. Sections of Greenwood Avenue from Griswold to Morrell streets will be closed starting Wednesday, June 8 so crews can start the work of resurfacing the crumbling roadway, realigning an intersection, and installing new sidewalks. 

Greenwood Avenue’s street surface has been deteriorating in recent years, with street crews unable to stay on top of the growing number of potholes. Wanting to prevent the street surface from becoming a major problem for drivers, the City of Jackson Engineering Division selected Greenwood Avenue for construction due to its heavy traffic volume and rapidly deteriorating condition. 

Along with replacing nearly 1 mile of street surface, construction crews will do the following this summer and fall on Greenwood: 

  • Realign the intersection of First Street to provide better traffic flow. 
  • Replace traffic signals at the intersection of Griswold and Fourth streets with new poles and mast arms. 
  • Repair broken or hazardous sections of sidewalk. 
  • Install a new stretch of sidewalk from Third Street to Griswold Street where no sidewalk currently exists. 
  • Plant trees along the new stretch of sidewalk. 
  • Update sidewalk ramps to make them accessible for people with disabilities. 
  • Replace permanent traffic signs with signs that meet current safety standards.  

Construction crews will start the project by working on realigning the intersection of First Street and Greenwood Avenue. The construction effort is expected to wrap up in late Sept. Drivers are advised to seek alternate routes or follow a posted detour. Access to homes and businesses in the construction zone will remain open through the closure, unless there is concrete or resurfacing working taking place directly in front of the location. 


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