Jackson drivers will want to know about a major street closure ahead of their Monday morning commute. S. West Avenue between W. Franklin Street and W. Morrell Street will close to traffic the morning of Monday, Feb. 20 so the City of Jackson Department of Public Works (DPW) can safely trim trees along the street.
Crews originally planned to close S. West Avenue for tree trimming on Wednesday, Feb. 15, but could not complete the tree trimming operation due to high winds. S. West Avenue is a busy street that runs along the west side of Jackson, connecting neighborhoods to various commercial corridors. DPW crews are trimming tree branches that potentially pose a threat to utility lines, vehicle traffic and pedestrians if they were to come down in a weather event.
Public Works plans on closing S. West Avenue at 8 a.m. and expect to have the street back open later in the evening. Because this is a short closure, no detour will be posted. Drivers are asked to plan alternate routes. Residents in the closure area will still be able to access homes. Updates about the closure will be posted on the City website and Facebook page.