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4/22/2014 - West Ash Street (between College Avenue and Chicago Street) to Close for Railroad Crossing Upgrade

CONTACT:
David Kohart
Public Works Department
785-309-5725
david.kohart@salina.org

West Ash Street (between College Avenue and Chicago Street) to Close for Railroad Crossing Upgrade

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 Union Pacific Railroad will begin work on replacing the railroad crossing located on Ash Street, between College Avenue and Chicago Street. The work is expected to be completed by Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Ash Street will be closed to through traffic just west of College Avenue, but access can be gained to all properties on either side of the tracks by way of the detour. Eastbound motorists will be directed one block south to State Street at College Avenue and westbound motorists will be directed one block south to State Street at Chicago Street.

City Staff has worked with Union Pacific to minimize the disruption for businesses and the community. Motorists should expect delays and are asked to proceed with caution for the safety of the crews performing the work.

This work is part of a project funded entirely by Union Pacific. The railroad company plans to replace approximately 133,700 railroad ties, install more than 63,700 tons of rock ballast, and renew the surfaces at 174 road crossings between Salina and Oakley.

For additional information, please contact the City of Salina Public Works Department at (785) 309-5725 or Union Pacific Railroad at (402) 544-5459.