City of Jackson

Construction on Roundabout in Jackson Shows Signs of Progression

Jun 23, 2016
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From construction projects to new retail stores, the city of Jackson has seen a fair amount of changes in recent months. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs to talk about the many happenings in Jackson. Listen to the interview below.

Lewis-Thompson: Last month, construction began for the new roundabout at the intersection of Route 61 and Main Street. Can you give us an update about how the project has been going so far?

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Last week, the city of Jackson opened its new civic center to a crowd of nearly 400 people. It's equipped with a new gym that doubles as a FEMA safe room and a banquet hall. But the upgrades to the city are just beginning. Recently, I spoke with the city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs about what local residents can expect this year.

Lewis-Thompson: You're listening to KRCU and I'm Marissanne Lewis-Thompson. And joining me in the studio today is the city of Jackson Mayor Dwain Hahs. So welcome Mayor Hahs.

Hahs: Thank you, Marissa.

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The Jackson Community Center and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Safe Room Project is officially underway. A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday at the project site in Jackson, Mo.

“We are going to be able to have a lot of activities and programs in the community center and we really had a need for something like that,” Jackson mayor, Barbara Lohr, said.

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Jackson city officials announced today that FEMA has approved additional funding for the new Jackson Community Center.

The project will overall cost $5 million and the City revealed in a press release that the amount of the grant award is now of $3,361,685, instead of the initial $2,400,000.  

Jackson’s Mayor Barbara Lohr said the cost of the Tornado Safe Room portion of the new community center turned out to be higher than anticipated in the original grant application.