Construction on the second phase of Jefferson Street Southeast in Hutchinson is officially underway.
Crews are digging the retaining pond in the southeast quadrant at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Oakland Avenue (see below). At this time, the intersection is still open to traffic.
The construction bid was awarded to R & R Excavating of Hutchinson at about $1.326-million.
This is phase two of the project, which runs south from Oakland Avenue to Century Avenue.
City officials say “substantial” completion of the project expected by the end of October, with “finishing touches” to be completed next spring.