Next phase of North State project to begin Monday

The city of Jackson released this press release today: 

(Jackson, Miss.) –  Starting Monday, December 10th (weather permitting), the City of Jackson will start work on the next phase of the State Street Reconstruction Project. This next phase will completely reconstruct State Street from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road. When finished, State Street will have all new pavement, water lines, sewer lines, curb/gutter, drainage lines, transit shelters, sidewalks and traffic signals. This segment of work is expected to last into Summer 2019.


Impact to State Street Traffic

As we begin this work, lane reductions and detours will be set up between Hartfield Street and Choctaw Road.

-          State Street Northbound from Hartfield Street to Choctaw Road will be reduced to one lane.

-          All southbound traffic will be detoured starting at Meadowbrook Road to West Street to Mitchell Avenue. Local access into the neighborhood can use Northview Drive to access residences.

-          State Street Southbound from Meadowbrook Road to Piggly Wiggly grocery store and the CVS, will be left open to maintain business access.


JATRAN-Route 1 Detour

There will be two temporary bus stops at Meadowbrook Road/Northview Drive and State Street/Hartfield Street.




We do understand the frustration that this project will cause but please bear with the City of Jackson as we continue to make our roads safe.



The State Street Reconstruction Project is funded by a TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation with the Federal Highway Administration and Mississippi Department of Transportation providing grant oversight. This project is also funded by the 1% Municipal Special Sales Tax and other city funds.

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