According to a report from WLBT, improved fire protection is coming soon to Jackson, Mississippi’s, Ward Four by way of a new fire station on Medgar Evers Boulevard.
On Tuesday, the Jackson city council unanimously approved a $3.1 million contract with Castle Black Inc., to build the new Jackson Fire Department (JFD) station; it is expected to replace JFD Station No. 20, which the city determined needed replacing in 2015.
The station will be next to the existing site on property previously set aside for aeronautical use by the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA). The city obtained the land from the JMAA through a “land swap,” conceding some property at Woodrow Wilson Avenue and Fortification Street.
Construction is expected to take 540 days, although it was not as of yet determined when construction would begin.