Jackson Center sees projects completed in 2019

JACKSON CENTER — 2019 has been another exciting and busy year in the Jackson Center with many projects completed. Utility extensions to the beautiful new Airstream facility were completed. Water, sewer, storm, and electric lines were extended a quarter of a mile. This provides utility services for the new 50-acre complex.

Village Administrator Bruce Metz has submitted the following report:

A new turn lane was constructed on West Pike Street in front of the new Airstream facility. This will help with traffic flow during associate arrival and dismissal from Airstream. A new traffic signal will be added in 2020.

Construction of a new electrical substation on Jerry Drive was also completed. This substation will help with the new load growth the village will experience with the startup of the new Airstream facility. It also provides the village with redundancy and added reliability. The 3.6M dollar project also included a new 69,000-volt transmission line from our existing substation on state Route 65N. The Substation was put on line in mid-November.

The Main Street Lighting Project was also completed. With this project new decorative poles for the traffic signals at Pike and Main Streets. This also included new crosswalk signals. New decorative street lighting poles were also included on Main Street from Cole Street to North Street. All fixtures feature new LED lighting.

Westwood Subdivision was developed with 15 new residential homes lots. Five new homes have already been started. A standby generator was added to the Water Treatment Plant. This will allow our plant to operate during power outages.

Paving projects completed during 2019 were East St between Davis and Pike streets. West St from Oak to the Dead End. Washington St from Main to Linden St. South Fork from Oak to Dead End and North Fork from South Fork to previous Dead End. The Village received delivery of a new 2020 Freightliner Dump Truck. The truck is equipped with a new snow plow and salt gate. It replaces a 1979 International Dump Truck.

Solar parking lot lights were installed at the Tiger Trail Park parking lot. This lighting project was funded with 50 percent of the funds coming from a grant received by the village.