Railroad crossing repair stopped, reopening delayed

It's going to be a few more weeks before the railroad crossing just west of Cooper Street in Jackson reopens.

Michigan Avenue has been closed since October 30 for crossing upgrades being completed by Amtrak. It was expected to reopen on Saturday, November 11 but that's now being pushed back.

MDOT says the delay is due to equipment failure and emergency repairs elsewhere. Work has since been stopped on the project and the area is now expected to reopen at the end of November.

Currently, westbound Michigan Avenue traffic is being detoured to Cooper Street, to Franklin Street, to Francis Street, back to Michigan Avenue.