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Date:
July 25, 2019
Media Contact:
Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469
Roger Figard, RTSD, 402-525-5620

Railroad Crossing Repairs Will Cause Street Closures

Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 29, South 48th Street between Highway 2 and Old Cheney Road will close for railroad crossing repair. The street is expected to be closed through Wednesday, July 31.

Once the South 48th Street project is completed, South 27th Street between Highway 2 and Old Cheney Road will close for railroad crossing repair. The City will repair the street leading up to the crossing on South 27th Street. That closure is expected to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday, August 1 and last through Friday, August 16. The Tierra Williamsburg Trail will also be closed during this time. The Rock Island Trail will remain open and can be accessed at Essex Road from Tipperary Trail, just west of South 27th Street.

Digital signs will alert drivers to upcoming work and closures, and drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. No through traffic will be allowed during the repairs, but access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

The City of Lincoln, the Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) and BNSF Railway are coordinating projects to improve the safety and reliability of the tracks and the condition and longevity of the crossing. BNSF is upgrading the tracks and replacing concrete panels between the rails.

Drivers are reminded to exercise caution around work zones. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public patience during these repairs.

For more information on this project, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: rrcrossings) or contact Randy Saathoff at LTU (402-440-6067, rsaathoff@lincoln.ne.gov) or Roger Figard at RTSD (402-525-5620, rfigard@lincoln.ne.gov). Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app..


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