Road progress in Madison will temporarily halt traffic on Grandview Boulevard for several weeks beginning Saturday.
Traffic on Grandview Boulevard, one of the city’s major thoroughfares, will come to a stop at the southern end to make way for a new and improved intersection at Madison Avenue.
Starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, the section of Grandview just below the turnoff to the commercial area containing Miskelly Furniture and Malco Grandview Theater will be barricaded. Vehicles will not be allowed to travel from that point south to Madison Avenue, and traffic will not be allowed to enter the northbound lanes of Grandview Avenue from Madison Avenue.
“Drivers won’t have the option to go south all the way on Grandview to Madison Avenue,” Police Chief Gene Waldrop said.
The intersection of the two major thoroughfares is being shifted slightly to the east as part of the I-55 reconstruction in that area. After the new intersection is complete, Grandview will line up with Cotton Hill Road to the south of Madison Avenue.
“It will be a couple of weeks of inconvenience,” Waldrop said. “The contractor is hoping that with good weather, the closure will only be about two weeks.”
The construction work will not interfere with east-west traffic traveling on Madison Avenue.
After the new intersection opens, Madison officials expect construction to begin on the Sam’s store off Grandview at Madison Avenue.
To contact Ruth Ingram, call 601-961-7303.