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Date:
August 5, 2020
Media Contact:
Erika Hill, LTU Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7538
Roger Figard, Railroad Transportation Safety District, 402-525-5620

Portion of "D" Street to Close Thursday for Railroad Repairs

Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, August 6, "D" Street between Southwest First and South Fourth streets will be closed for railroad crossing repairs. Residences on the east side of South Third Street will remain accessible from that street. Residences on the west side of South Third Street will be accessible via "A" and Southwest First streets. This work is scheduled to be completed by Friday, August 7.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) is installing new concrete panels and asphalt approaches at this crossing. Digital signs will alert drivers to upcoming work and closures. Travelers are encouraged to seek an alternate route. No through traffic will be allowed during these repairs. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution around work zones.

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU), the Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) and BNSF are coordinating this work to improve the safety, reliability and longevity of the crossings. LTU appreciates the public's patience during this work.

For more information contact Shane Dostal, LTU, 402-525-7852, sdostal@lincoln.ne.gov or Roger Figard, 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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