Storm sewer improvements begin on East Jackson

Storm sewers along Jackson are currently being torn out to repair and will cause for single lane usage during periods of the project. 

            A storm sewer improvement project has begun on East Jackson/Highway 92 from Shuffleton to Laffer in Sigourney by Drish Construction of Fairfield to correct drainage issues on the road.

            The project will fix intakes down East Jackson to avoid future drainage issues as the DOT will work on an overlay of Highway 92 in the summer of 2018. Single lane closures will be necessary for the storm sewer project, but not at all times. When in single lane use, a mobile stoplight will be used on Jackson to direct traffic. As of Thursday, Oct. 19, barricades are currently set up on Shuffleton and East Streets to prevent turning onto Jackson or from Jackson onto either streets. The work is set to be completed by December 15.

           The City of Sigourney is currently in an Engineering Services Agreement with French-Reneker Associates of Fairfield for the street storm sewer project. According to estimates provided by French-Reneker, the job will cost the city $184,000, while the city has $250,000 budgeted for this project through refinancing GO bonds in 2016. More updates on the project will be provided as available.