1/6/2017 4:09:00 PM Caution lights now serving JMS
Pictured (from the left) are some of the city and school officials who were involved in the project: Jackson City IT Assistant Tom Thacker, Jackson Middle School Principal Mark Broermann, Jackson City Street and Alley Superintendent Roy Hatten, Jackson Street and Alley Department Skilled Laborer Terry Gardner, Jackson City Service/Safety Director Bill Sheward, Jackson City IT Director Tom Woltz, Jackson Street and Alley Department Skilled Laborer Tim Hill, Jackson Middle School Assistant Principal Emily Crabtree, and Jackson Mayor Randy Heath. (Telegram Photo By Pete Wilson)
Motorists traveling in Jackson on Vaughn Street between Huron and South streets where Jackson Middle School is located will now encounter yellow caution lights during school hours.
The City of Jackson, working in cooperation with Jackson City Schools, installed two new flashing school-zone lights during the holiday-season break. Jackson Mayor Randy Heath, Service/Safety Director Bill Sheward and Street and Alley Department Superintendent Roy Hatten were very instrumental in the approval and installation process, which was a cooperative project between the city and school district.
Jackson Schools Assistant Superintendent Joe Hemsley, who helped spearhead the project, noted that Jackson Middle School Principal Mark Broermann and Assistant Principal Emily Crabtree had both expressed a concern with the high volume of traffic in the area during morning drop-off times and afternoon pickup times.
The new lights are very visible to passing motorists and will be a daily reminder to watch speed limits through the school zone. The lights are to be in operation on school days from 7:15 a.m. to 8:05 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.