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Jackson Street to close, Blackstone Street to reopen June 27 as part of Jackson railroad bridge project

LANSING, Mich. - On June 27, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close Jackson Street while reopening parallel Blackstone Street with a new at-grade railroad crossing. This work is part of a project to simultaneously replace century-old Jackson and Mechanic street railroad bridges in early August.


Jackson Street
Blackstone Street

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Start date:
7 a.m.
Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Completion date:
6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023

Traffic restrictions:
Jackson Street will close on June 27. Mechanic, Detroit, and Van Buren streets will remain closed through the end of the project. Motorists should follow the posted detours. 

Safety benefit:
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 work crews and motorists.

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