There could be a Delay of the Mainstreet Project in Jackson

A planned upgrade of the water lines along many blocks of East Main Street in Jackson “may or may not begin sometime this fall, city officials say. Officials provided a timeline update for this project during the Jackson Board of Aldermen’s most recent study session Monday night.  They say the intention of this street project is to replace water pipes that are getting older and they are somewhat undersized, but this is not considered urgent and doesn’t necessarily have to happen this year. They say that weather the project starts this fall , will depend on at least a couple of factors, including completion of the Missouri Department of Transportation’s diverging diamond interchange (DDI) project at the junction of Interstate 55 and U.S. 61 at Exit 99, between Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Officials say they do not want to have much construction and the associated traffic disruptions on East Main Street while the DDI is still under construction. This project has resulted in additional traffic on East Main Street, which connects with I-55 at Exit 102.

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