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The West Jackson Streetscape Project is continuing, and everything is moving forward as scheduled. Due to anticipated work on a water main on Oak Street, there is a planned road closure for this street scheduled for Monday, July 1st that is expected to last two days. “The East bound lane of West Jackson Street will remain open, however a detour around Lee Street will be implemented for the West bound traffic,” says Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “The progress is exciting to see, with crews working in multiple locations throughout the streetscape area to keep the project moving forward with the least impact to the West Jackson Street businesses and citizens.”

City leaders encourage you to continue to support the West Jackson Street businesses, as sidewalks and storefronts remain open throughout the project. “On street parking remains available within the area,” says Sherri Nix, Public Outreach Manager.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the summer ‘#ShopToItWestJack’ shopping promotion as shoppers are rewarded with Downtown Dollars! “To enter the Shop To It promotion, just shop at any West Jackson Street business from now until August 31st, fill out an entry ticket and drop it in the box located inside each business,” said April Norton, Main Street and Business Development Director. “Customers can also upload a photo to Instagram or Facebook showing them shopping or dining inside a West Jackson Street business.” The photo should be posted online using the hashtag ‘#ShopToItWestJack’ along with the name of the business. Two winners are drawn at random each week, one from the entry tickets and one from the social media entries. “Both winners receive $20 Downtown Dollars gift certificates that can be used at any downtown business. At the September First Friday Sip and Stroll, a $250 Downtown Dollar Grand Prize winner will be drawn from all of the entries gathered during the contest,” said Norton.

Details about the Shop To It promotion are available online at downtownthomasville.com.

For more information on the West Jackson Streetscape Project, call Sherri Nix at 229-227-4154 or Dominic Ford at 229-227-4015 or visit Thomasville.org.