Utility work begins first phase of Jackson railroad bridges replacement project
Jackson and Mechanic streets
ESTIMATED START DATE:
Monday, June 1, 2020
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE:
Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is contributing $8.2 million to a $17.4 million investment to replace two century-old railroad bridges over Jackson and Mechanic streets in the city of Jackson. The Federal Railroad Administration is contributing $7.2 million to the project, along with $2 million from Amtrak.
MDOT has issued a permit to Consumers Energy to construct an underground conduit system to house upgraded electrical cables during the first phase of the project. Other utilities will be working through the summer months to prepare the way for the bridge work in 2021.
There will be detours on local streets and periodic lane closures on M-50 (Louis Glick Highway) and Mechanic Street to accommodate construction. Please follow posted detours. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.
These improvements will provide increased safety and mobility for motorist, pedestrian, and rail traffic.
This road construction project is an essential function. Transportation workers in the field follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines to limit their risk of getting sick.