Jefferson/Oakland Intersection Now Closed 12 May 14

The intersection at Jefferson Street and Oakland Avenue is now closed to traffic as construction on the second phase of Jefferson Street Southeast in Hutchinson continues.

Last week, crews dug the retaining pond in the southeast quadrant at the intersection and now, the roadwork begins.

The construction bid was awarded to R & R Excavating of Hutchinson at about $1.326-million.

Phase two of the project 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.