Jackson Co. Commission To Hold Final Discussion On Partial County Road Closure

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JACKSON CO. Ala. (WHNT) — The Jackson County Commission is having a final discussion before a vote on a partial road closure in Pisgah.

County Road 61 runs right through the middle of Pisgah School. Students have to walk across it to get around campus, and that road is frequently busy.

The Jackson County Commission says county officials and residents have asked for that part of the road to be closed.

For the past several weeks Commission Chair Matthew Hodges says the Commission has been discussing doing just that.  “There are a few stipulations, if the county does choose to close it,” Hodges says, “It will be necessary. That’ll include the school participating in the cost to redo Thompson Street, which runs by the school.”

That street would be the new access way if the county road gets shut down. Commissioners say the cost of redoing that street would be around $40,000.

“If anything is passed next week on it will probably be on a stipulation that some of those costs will be handled by the school board,” Hodges says.

County Commissioners say they’ve heard feedback from residents all over the county on this issue, so they say they’re not taking it lightly.

“We’ve heard both sides of the concern,” Hodges says.

The meeting will be held Monday night at five o’clock at the Jackson County Courthouse.

The Commission plans to vote on this issue next Monday.