City of Jackson receives award for downtown improvements

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The City of Jackson received the Quality of Life Award for redesigning the Louis Glick Highway and Washington Avenue to make downtown more accessible for drivers and pedestrians.

The award was presented by the Lansing-Jackson Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

The roads were originally built to allow drivers to by-pass the downtown area in 1967.

The redesign with the Michigan Department of Transportation began in 2017.

City leaders credit the redesign with attracting new businesses and developments.

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