Streets Near Dearborn Amtrak Station to Close for Crossing,Track Work on Wolverine Route

Work on upgrading the tracks used by Amtrak through Dearborn, Michigan, will result in some streets in the Detroit suburb being closed.

The work to upgrade the route for higher-speed rail service will not close the John D. Dingell Transit Center, where six Amtrak Wolverine Service trains stop daily.

Workers will be doing track work and making grade crossing improvements.

Michael Frezell, communications manager for the Michigan Department of Transportation, said the work will begin July 20 and be finished by mid-November. Not all streets will be closed at the same time.

Each detour has been approved by local agencies, road authorities and emergency responders.

Frezell said MDOT is doing what it can to minimize the inconvenience for those driving in the area.

“Once these projects are complete it will be benefit for motorists as there will be smoother grade crossings complete with new concrete panels. It also will be a benefit for Amtrak passengers as trains will be able to go through this area faster and more efficiently,” Frezell said.

Nearly 79,000 Amtrak passengers used the Dearborn Amtrak station last year, making it the busiest in metro Detroit.


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