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CITY OF THOMASVILLE TO HOLD RIBBON CUTTING FOR WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT COMPLETION

After seven months of construction, years of planning and over 15 public engagement sessions, the West Jackson Streetscape project is nearing completion. To celebrate, the City of Thomasville will hold a West Jackson Streetscape Project ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 15th at 9:15AM. The public is encouraged to attend this free celebration. “The West Jackson Streetscape Project has been a true community effort,” said April Norton, City of Thomasville Main Street and...



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR NORTH SIDE OF WEST JACKSON STREET BETWEEN STEVENS STREET AND REMINGTON AVENUE

The 300 block of West Jackson Street will be closed beginning November 5th at 7:00 a.m. from North Stevens Street to Remington Avenue while road construction and installation of a median are completed. Businesses will remain open and have front-door access for custmers. The road closure is expected to last approximately one and one-half weeks. Signage and cones have been placed to mark the detour and travelers are encouraged to exercise caution through the area. A map of the detour route...



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LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR NORTH SIDE OF WEST JACKSON STREET BETWEEN STEVENS STREET AND REMINGTON AVENUE

Construction has begun on the north side (outbound lane) of the 300 block of West Jackson Street. The north side of West Jackson Street will be closed from North Stevens Street to Lee Street while pedestrian crossings and sidewalks are being installed. The work is expected to last approximately two weeks. Businesses will remain open and will continue to have front door access for customers. One-way vehicular traffic and on-street parking are available on the south side (inbound lane)...



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THOMASVILLE RECEIVES DOWNTOWN AWARDS

Members of the City of Thomasville recently accepted two awards from the Georgia Downtown Association. The awards were in recognition of the Creative District Vision Plan and the West Jackson Streetscape Project. According to City Manager Alan Carson, these awards represent the efforts of many in the community who believed in the vision for the area of West Jackson Street known as The Bottom District. “These awards are something that all of Thomasville can be proud of, because it...



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ROAD CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

City of Thomasville Utility crews will begin work along West Jackson Street beginning Saturday, August 31st at 5:00 am. Crews will be working on the mid-block crossings in the 200 block of West Jackson Street between Stevens Street and Madison Street. The anticipated completion date for the project is Monday, September 2nd. The West Jackson Streetscape project is now in its fourth month of construction, and the project is on schedule for completion in November of this year. The...



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DETOUR ROUTE CHANGES FOR WEST JACKSON STREET

Construction has begun on the south side (inbound lane) of the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street. One-way vehicular traffic and on-street parking are available on the north side (outbound lane) of West Jackson Street. Signage and cones are in place to mark the detour and travelers are encouraged to exercise caution throughout the area. A map of the detour route utilizing Lee Street and Jefferson Street is shown below. For additional information on this project, please contact...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES

The West Jackson Streetscape Project is now in its third month of construction, and project leaders say that everything is moving forward as scheduled. Construction began in late April and remains on target for a November completion. “The construction of the West Jackson Street area is moving forward, and we are pleased with the progress of the project,” said Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “Crews are working to keep the project moving forward while trying to minimize...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION TO DETOUR AROUND OAK STREET

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...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE CONSTRUCTION WELL UNDERWAY: #SHOPTOITWESTJACK

Now in its second month of construction, the West Jackson Streetscape Project is continuing, and project leaders say that everything is moving forward as scheduled. Construction began in late April and remains on target for a November completion. “The construction of the West Jackson Street area is moving forward, right on schedule. We are pleased with the progress of the project,” said Wayne Newsome, City of Thomasville Engineer. “Crews are working in multiple locations...



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WEST JACKSON STREETSCAPE PROJECT SET TO BEGIN

After nearly two years of public input, the West Jackson Streetscape project in The Bottom District of downtown Thomasville will begin on Monday, April 29, 2019. The project represents a public engagement process that began in 2017 and involved numerous citizens coming together to contribute their ideas for the development of the streetscape plan for this important downtown area. “It is very exciting to see the final plan that was shaped by public input finally become a reality,” said...



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AMPHITHEATER AND WEST JACKSON DISTRICT OFFICIALLY NAMED

The Thomasville City Council recently took steps to officially name the business district surrounding the 200 and 300 blocks of West Jackson Street and the amphitheater in downtown Thomasville. During regular session on July 23, 2018, a unanimous vote was cast to officially declare the area of West Jackson Street as The Bottom. During the same vote, the downtown amphitheater was officially named The Ritz Amphitheater. Both names celebrate Thomasville’s African American history and heritage...



PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION TO CONSIDER WEST JACKSON STREET PROJECT

After months of engaging with community members and actively listening to their ideas and concerns, a concept for the West Jackson Streetscape project was presented to the community at a meeting held on Monday, November 20, 2017. The proposed plan to enhance this vibrant area of downtown Thomasville was unveiled to a crowd of over sixty community members at an open meeting Monday evening at Trinity Anglican Church. “We have been so encouraged to see the level of interest and...