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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.

NOTICES

  • Henrietta Township - Sayers Road Closure: Sayers Road, between Coonhill Road and Kennedy Road, will be closed through the night, July 20, 2016, due to complications from a fiber optic line, and a nearby gas line. The road is expected to reopen by mid-morning with the new culvert in place.
     
  • Robinson Road update - The Jackson County Department of Transportation is providing vehicle tags for residents, and businesses and their employees, who must travel along Robinson Road. When traveling in the work zone, please display the tag in your vehicle so that it is visible to law enforcement and work crews. The tag may be placed on the dash of the vehicle. Tags are bright orange to indicate that the vehicle should have access to a home, or place of business. Our goal is to help law enforcement, as they continue to assist JCDOT with heavy traffic through the construction zone. Some tags have been distributed to neighborhood homes. If you need additional tags, or have questions, please contact Joe Michalsky at (517) 740-1324 or by e-mail.
     
  • Michigan's first 'Road Bee Day' 
    Public roads may be the one link that connects all Michigan residents and visitors. Whether you are a licensed driver or not, roads, bridges, and streets are a vital part of getting where you need to go. Read more >>
     
  • Robinson Road update - The Jackson County Department of Transportation will be preparing car hangers for the residents, businesses, and employees who must travel along Robinson Road. The hangers should be hung on rear view mirrors while traveling on Robinson Road. They will be bright orange to indicate that the vehicle should have access to a home, or place of business. The businesses, shuc as Ridgecrest, will be given multiple hangers for employees. Our goal is to help law enforcement, as they continue to assist the JCDOT with heavy traffic through the construction zone. Please call Joe Michalsky at (517) 740-1324 or e-mail email him with any questions.
     
  • Road Closures in Henrietta and Waterloo Townships - JCDOT crews will close Waterloo Munith Road, between Dewey Road and Mt. Hope Road, on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, for a cross culvert replacement at approximately 7:30am. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm. On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, JCDOT crews will close Sayers Road, between Coonhill Road and Kennedy Road, for a cross culvert replacement at approximately 7:30am. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm.
     
  • Leoni Township, Fifth Street Beautification project meeting (Update) - A public meeting will be held regarding the completion of the Fifth Street Beautification Project on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 10:30am. The meeting will be held at the Leoni Township Hall located at 913 Fifth Street in Michigan Center, Michigan. JCDOT engineering staff will discuss the completion of the remaining work and the final project schedule. They will also be prepared to answer questions from the public.
     
  • Spring Arbor Township - JCDOT crews will close Lorrie Drive, between King Road and Faith Drive, on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, for a cross tube replacement at approximately 7:30am. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (517) 788-4230.
     
  • Robinson Road project update 
    Storm sewer installation work continues and other underground work, like the edge drain, should take another two (2) weeks. Bailey Excavating, Inc., is grading the portion of Robinson Road that will be widened to three (3) lanes. For more information click here >>

    • In Sandstone Charter Township JCDOT crews will close Springport Road, between Sandstone Road and Dearing Road, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, for a cross tube replacement at approximately 7:30am. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm.
       
    • In Sandstone Charter Township, RailWorks Track Services, the railroad construction contractor chosen by MDOT to perform railroad track renewal work in Jackson County, plans to schedule two railroad crossing closures:
       
        -July 5, expected closure of the railroad crossing at Hendershot Road

        -July 16, expected closure of the railroad crossing at N. Dearing Road

      Detour signs will be posted. Each construction project is expected to be completed in two weeks.
       
    • UDPATE: Bohne Road closure - In Grass Lake Township, JCDOT crews will close Bohne Road, between Sager Road and Francisco Road, on Thursday, June 30, 2016, for a cross tube replacement at approximately 7:30am. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm.
       
    • The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced local road closures over I-94 so crews can perform work on the bridge deck the week of June 27th. For more information, click here.
       
    • 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.
       
    • In Henrietta Township, Hankerd Road between Styles Road and Resort Road will be closed to all through traffic Thursday, June 23, 2016, at approximately 7:30am. Crews will be replacing a cross road culvert. No detour route will be posted and motorists are advised to seek an alternate route while the project is being undertaken. The work is expected to be completed by 5pm.
       
    • For information on the Robinson Rd. reconstruction project, click here.
       
    • The National Weather Services reports some severe storms are possible across Southern Lower Michigan late Wednesday. More information can be found by clicking here.
       
    • Robinson Road neighborhood meeting: All residents and interested parties are invited to attend the Robinson Road neighborhood meeting this evening to discuss the Robinson Road reconstruction project. The meeting will be held at 5:30pm today, June 14, 2016, at the Summit Township Hall located at 2121 Ferguson Road in Jackson, Michigan.
       
    • 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.
       
    • Heads up! On Tuesday, June 14, between 10pm and 5am, there will be a full freeway closure in each direction on I-94 at Lansing Avenue. For more information, click here.
       
      • Starting June 8 - June 10, 2016, from 10pm to 5am, I-94 northbound and southbound will be closed nightly under Lansing Avenue to allow for partial structure removal and repair of the bridge. A detour will be posted. The detour will utilize Cooper Street (M-106) and US-127 to Parnall Road. For further details, contact the Jackson TSC: 517-780-7540.
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        • On Monday, June 6, as part of the bridge work along I-94 in Jackson County, M-99 and Gibbs Road, just east of Albion, will be closed. Bridge work is also expected to begin on Lansing Road over I-94 in Jackson. The bridge beams were damaged last year as the result of a bridge hit by an oversized truck. For more information, click here.
        • On Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 6am to 10am, there will be intermittent closures on US-127 northbound and southbound at mile marker 47 south of Van Horn Road in Blackman Township to place new overhead lines. The Michigan State Police will be assisting with these closures. View a map of the location here.
            • PHOTOS: Showcasing our crews 
              Almost everyone knows what a pothole is, and can identify patches placed on roads by our work crews. Do you know what shoulder restoration is, or deberming? How about grading or spray patching? These are just a few of the things our workers do to improve and maintain county roads. Here are some photos that showcase the skills of our road workers. Read more >>

                • Dust control for gravel roads 
                  The Jackson County Department of Trasnportaion (JCDOT) is scheduled to start applying brine to county gravel roads on May 16, 2016, to reduce dust. Read more >>

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