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Three railroad crossings closing for repair

Mike Conway

Post Date:02/03/2017

Three railroad crossings closing for repairs in the City

Three crossings of the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad will close in the next two weeks so that the company can repair the tracks. The BNSF line is the northern train line through town closest to Bear Creek.

The railroad will be cleaning the tracks, installing new ballast rock and then stabilizing the track to prevent any alignment or surface deviations. The work will allow the trains to travel safely at maximum speeds through town.

The R Street crossing will close from 2 p.m. Feb. 10 through 2 p.m. Feb. 17.

The Glen Avenue crossing will close from 2 p.m. Feb. 13 through 2 p.m. Feb. 20.

The Tower Road crossing, near Highway 140, will close starting at noon Feb. 15 through noon Feb. 22.

Detour signs will be posts at the crossings to guide drivers. Please drive carefully, especially around Glen Avenue because of the schools impacted by the RR crossing closure.

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