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The Mechanic Street railroad bridge.  JTV file photo.

(March 4, 2022 2:40 PM) The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close Jackson, Mechanic, Van Buren, and Detroit streets in Downtown Jackson to allow crews to safely replace century-old railroad bridges over Jackson and Mechanic streets. The project also includes replacing the railroad grade crossing at Blackstone Street at a later date.  

The following streets will be closed (at the blocks that include the railroad tracks and bridges):

Jackson Street
Mechanic Street
Van Buren Street
Detroit Street

Streets will be closed and the project begins at 7 AM on Monday, March 14, 2022.  The scheduled completion date is November 15, 2022.

Local streets will be closed to traffic. Motorists should follow the posted detours. 

The North Jackson Street railroad bridge, looking north. JTV file photo.


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