Geotechnical specialty engineering and construction contractor Nicholson Construction is joining The Michigan Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) railroad bridge replacement project in Jackson, MI.
As part of the $19.7 million project, two 100-year-old railroad bridges over Jackson and Mechanic Streets in the City of Jackson will be replaced. The project also includes rebuilding hundreds of feet of retaining wall and improving safety and mobility for motorist, pedestrian and rail traffic.
The bridges are on a segment of railroad owned by MDOT, within the federally designated high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and Detroit. The corridor supports Amtrak passenger service and Norfolk Southern freight trains.
The General Contractor for the project, Anlaan, selected Nicholson to be their dedicated specialty subcontractor. Nicholson’s work includes the installation of micropiles to support the new bridge abutments and permanent soil anchors as part of the new earth retention walls used to raise the existing railroad grade, which will increase the clearance for vehicles.
“Bringing our engineering and construction experience to our own back yard to strengthen local infrastructure is one of the best parts of what we do,” said Dan Thome, P.E., Senior Vice President, Nicholson’s Central Region. “We’re always proud of the work we do in the communities where our employees live.”
Nicholson’s work on the project will be completed in November of 2022.
**Photo courtesy of Michigan.Gov