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Since 1912 the Jackson County Department of Transportation has strived to provide the best service possible to its residents.
To report safety or emergency situations, the Jackson County Department of Transportation can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (517) 788-4230.
JCDOT has created this site as an informational tool to keep Jackson County residents and visitors up-to-date on issues and news. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or road related concern.
- Robinson Road Update - Crews are wrapping up the concrete work, which should be completed next week. Grading, paving and restoration will follow. As always, please use extreme caution when traveling through the construction zone. If you have any questions, please email our Engineering Specialist/Surveyor,
- Sandstone Charter Township railroad crossing closure (UPDATED) - RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT to perform railroad track renewal work in Jackson County, is planning to close the railroad crossing on Hendershot Road, between McLain Street and E. Michigan Avenue on August 18, 2016. Track replacement, grading, and crossing surface improvements will be made. Detour signs will be posted. This project is expected to be completed August 26, 2016. To view the detour route, click here.
- Village of Concord railroad crossing closure (Updated) - RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT to perform railroad track renewal work in Jackson County, is closing the railroad crossing at North Concord Road, between Hutchinson Road and King Road, August 17, 2016. Track panel replacement and rail improvements will be made. Vehicle and pedestrian detours will be posted. This project is expected to be completed August 26, 2016. To view the detour route, click here.
Robinson Road update
Our contractor, Bailey Excavating, Inc., is making great progress! Most of the underground work is complete, including the storm sewer, the catch basin leads that run across Robinson Road, and a large portion of the edge drain. For more information, click here.
Fifth Street beautification project update
Merlo Concrete Construction is completing the sidewalk work, including the replacement of the sidewalk at the Dairy Queen. For more information, click here.
- Robinson Road project update -
Some residents have asked why it looks like their single-car driveway entrances are being made smaller. Crews are cutting some driveways on the west side of Robinson Road to prepare for curbing. The narrow width that has been cut for some driveways is temporary. Crews are making a temporary "path" for residents to drive on while concrete curbing is installed on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, weather permitting. The concrete needs time to cure, or to become hard. All driveways will be returned to normal widths. As a reminder, the car tags that have been distributed to residents only need to be displayed while in the construction zone. Please do not display them on your rear view mirror. Tags are best left on the dash.
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- In Leoni Township, Greenwood Road between Portage Road and Willis Road is closed due to a culvert failure. The road will remain closed for approximately six weeks for repairs. Motorists are advised to use the posted Knight Road detour.
- For information on the Robinson Rd. reconstruction project,
- Summit and Blackman Townships, Robinson Road reconstruction project:
Effective immediately, Robinson Road between W. Michigan Avenue and McCain Road will be closed to all through traffic for road reconstruction work. Only local traffic, emergency vehicles, mail delivery vehicles and school busses will be allowed through the construction zone, and are advised to drive with extreme caution. The road reconstruction work is expected to be completed by the end of August.