News Flash

City News Stories

Posted on: June 29, 2022

Street and bridge construction update

S. West Ave construction

If you’ve driven around Jackson lately, you’ve likely noticed a lot of street closures. This is the result of an active construction season, which is seeing bridge replacements, water infrastructure upgrades, and improved street surfaces.

Two projects recently wrapped up construction. There is now a new street surface on Denton Road in the Cascades Park area and the E. Washington Avenue bridge has been fully replaced by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT is also in the process of replacing two railroad overpasses in Downtown Jackson that go over N. Mechanic and N. Jackson streets. Those projects are expected to be completed in Nov. Also underway is the replacement of the E. High Street bridge in the industrial park area on the southeast side of the City. This project, which is also being conducted by MDOT, will close E. High Street through Oct.

A sizable water infrastructure project has closed S. West Avenue between W. Michigan Avenue and Carlton Boulevard. The City of Jackson is replacing an undersized and outdated water main in this area and replacing 46 lead service lines. S. West Avenue is expected to reopen in July.

Local drivers can also look forward to an improved street surface on Greenwood Avenue between Griswold and W. Morrell streets. Crews will resurface this 1 mile stretch of Greenwood, bringing a closure from June to late Sept. The project will also re-align the intersection of Greenwood and First Street, along with repairing and creating new stretches of sidewalks along Greenwood. 

Planned resurfacing projects on Wildwood Avenue and lead service line replacements on E. Michigan Avenue will top off a busy summer construction season in Aug. The City also has plans to reconstruct traffic signals for better traffic flow at seven intersections across Jackson.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead for road closures and seek alternate routes. Jackson police urge residents not to drive around road closure signs, as this puts crews, other drivers, pedestrians, and yourself in danger. A full breakdown of 2022 construction projects is available on the City website. 

The following is a list of streets that are currently closed for construction or have lane closures. 

  • S. West Avenue between W. Michigan Avenue and Carlton Boulevard 
  • Greenwood Avenue between Griswold Street and W. Morrell Street 
  • Intersection of Fourth Street and W. Prospect Street 
  • E. High Street bridge between W. South Street and Executive Drive
  • N. Wisner Street at the intersections of W. North, W. Argyle and W. Ganson streets 
  • Steward Avenue at the railroad crossing 
  • N. Jackson Street train overpass
  • N. Mechanic Street train overpass  


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News Stories

Fall Newsletter Graphic (2)

Fall 2022 newsletter now available!

Posted on: September 26, 2022
Spring Newsletter Graphic (1)

Spring 2022 Newsletter now available!

Posted on: September 23, 2021
2022 State of the City Address

Watch the 2022 State of the City Address

Posted on: February 28, 2022
Copy of Black History Month 2021 ending graphic

Celebrating Black History in Jackson

Posted on: February 23, 2022
Frank Miller

Remembering Lt. Frank Miller

Posted on: February 7, 2022
S. Higby Construction

How we're fixing the roads

Posted on: January 11, 2022
Winter Newsletter Graphic

Winter 2022 Newsletter now available!

Posted on: September 23, 2021
Fall 2020 Loose Leaf Collection

Fall 2021 Loose Leaf Collection complete

Posted on: October 14, 2021
Jackson City Council Meeting 11-23-21

Jackson City Council Nov. 23 Meeting

Posted on: November 23, 2021
Screen Shot 2021-11-10 at 9.11.34 AM

New official City Seal adopted for Jackson

Posted on: November 10, 2021
Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Jackson City Council Oct. 26 Meeting

Posted on: October 26, 2021
hydrant

Fall Hydrant Flushing Program

Posted on: September 23, 2021
Fall Newsletter Graphic (1)

Fall 2021 Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: September 23, 2021
Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Jackson City Council Sept. 28, 2021 meeting

Posted on: September 28, 2021
Jackson City Council MEETING UPDATE (1)

Jackson City Council Sept. 14, 2021 Meeting

Posted on: September 14, 2021
Jackson City Council meeting 7-13-21

Jackson City Council July 13 Meeting

Posted on: July 13, 2021
Summer Newsletter Graphic

Summer Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: June 7, 2021
Spring Newsletter Graphic

Spring Newsletter Now Available!

Posted on: April 15, 2021
Jackson City Council 2-23-21 meeting

Jackson City Council Feb. 23, 2021 meeting

Posted on: February 23, 2021
Leaf vacuum machine and leaf pile

UPDATE: Leaf collection completed

Posted on: October 13, 2020
11-24-20 City Council meeting

Jackson City Council Nov. 24, 2020 meeting

Posted on: November 24, 2020
11-10-20 City Council meeting

Jackson City Council Meeting Nov. 10, 2020

Posted on: November 10, 2020
Census sign

Be counted! Respond to the U.S. Census

Posted on: September 9, 2020
8-11-20 meeting

Jackson City Council Sept. 8, 2020 Meeting

Posted on: September 8, 2020
Fall newsletter video still

Fall 2020 Newsletter now available!

Posted on: September 4, 2020
8-11-20 meeting

Jackson City Council Aug. 11 Meeting

Posted on: August 11, 2020