*UPDATE: This project has been rescheduled for November 2nd – 13th.
The good news is that the railroad crossing on M-19 in Emmett is getting repaired. The bad news is that the road will be closed at times over the course of about nine days. The route is a busy one for commuters heading to expressways and Metro Detroit, as well as school buses and local travelers.
The village of Emmett in St. Clair County has one main road through town that also happens to be intersected by a busy rail crossing. The Grand Trunk Western line runs many trains down the track, both freight and the Amtrak line, all day, every day. The crossing is bumpy and in need of repair.
The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending $362,889 to improve the ride quality at the crossing.
Getting around the construction is cumbersome in a rural area of one mile grid country roads. The posted detour is Burt Road to Keegan Road to Dunnigan Road.
Reporting for WGRT -Jennie McClelland