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Date:
August 13, 2020
Media Contact:
Erika Hill, LTU Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7538
Roger Figard, Railroad Transportation Safety District, 402-525-5620

Street Closures Begin Monday for Railroad Repairs

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, August 17, railroad crossing repairs will temporarily close several streets throughout the following week. Project dates and locations are as follows:

Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) has tentatively scheduled additional railroad crossing repairs in southeast Lincoln August 31 through September 4. Details on dates and locations will be announced when they are confirmed.

Digital signs will alert drivers to upcoming work and closures. Travelers are encouraged to follow the detour or 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 these 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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