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Blackstone Street closure in Jackson
April 20, 2023
JACKSON, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close Blackstone Street to remove rail and begin work at the grade crossing. This work is part of the Jackson Railroad Bridges Replacement Project to replace two century-old railroad bridges over Jackson and Mechanic streets. The project also includes replacement of the railroad grade crossing at Blackstone Street.
The bridges are on a segment of railroad owned by MDOT within the federally designated high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and Detroit/Pontiac, supporting Amtrak passenger service and Norfolk Southern freight trains. The $32.9 million project is estimated to be completed in October 2023.
I-94 Business Loop (BL)
Monday, April 17, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023
This work will require Blackstone Street to be closed to traffic and detoured via Ganson Street to Jackson Street for southbound traffic. I-94 BL will be detoured via Jackson Street for northbound traffic. Motorists should follow the posted detours.
Replacing these bridges will ensure smooth and safe railroad operations while maintaining this vital part of the state's economy. Closing streets during this type of work is necessary to provide the safest work area possible for crews and motorists.