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 The City of Jackson is replacing an undersized and outdated water main in this area and replacing 46 lead service lines.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
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