May 22, 2024 5:02 pm
Extended intersection closure causes frustration for Saginaw businesses

A family-owned ice cream shop in Saginaw, Michigan is facing frustration due to the closure of a major intersection during its peak season. The unexpected shutdown of the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Hess Avenue began on Monday, March 25 and is expected to last until August 9.

Fred Temple, an employee at Hand Dipped Ice Cream, was shocked when he arrived at work and found hard hats and orange barrels due to the reconstruction project that started on the street. The closure has impacted the flow of traffic, with the city urging residents to find alternate routes to their destinations.

Temple believes that the closure will deter customers from visiting the shop, especially during the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations. Despite these challenges, Temple remains optimistic about Hand Dipped Ice Cream’s success and encourages people to visit for their delicious treats. In addition to ice cream, the shop also offers tacos and tostadas for customers to enjoy.

Meanwhile, Gratiot Avenue (M-46) is also closed between Malzahn Street and Wheeler Street for utility work until Friday afternoon, March 29. The combination of these closures is creating disruptions for businesses and residents in Saginaw.

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