Saginaw’s Businesses Feeling the Heat from Unexpected Construction Closures on Sheridan and Hess Avenues

Saginaw Business Frustrated by Lengthy Intersection Closure

Construction on Sheridan Avenue and Hess Avenue in Saginaw is causing frustration for local businesses, including the family-owned Hand Dipped Ice Cream. The unexpected closure of the intersection started on Monday, March 25, and is expected to last until Aug. 9. Fred Temple, who works at Hand Dipped Ice Cream, was shocked to see the hard hats and orange barrels blocking the intersection.

Despite the construction, Temple is still encouraging customers to visit the ice cream shop and enjoy their products. He mentioned that they offer a variety of treats, including tacos, tostadas, and 30 flavors of ice cream. Temple also expressed his frustration with the closure timeline and believes there could have been a better way to conduct the project without disrupting businesses in the area.

In addition to the closure at Sheridan and Hess Avenues, Gratiot Avenue (M-46) is also closed between Malzahn Street and Wheeler Street in Saginaw until Friday afternoon, March 29, due to utility work. The combination of road closures is causing inconvenience for commuters and businesses in the area.

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