Archive for Friday, October 25, 2013

Railway construction will disrupt traffic along Sixth Street downtown from Sunday through Wednesday

October 25, 2013


Beginning Sunday evening, the city’s public works department and BNSF Railway staff will remove an unused rail spur downtown, causing traffic disruption through Wednesday.

Sunday’s night’s work, across the roadway at Kentucky and Sixth Streets, will prohibit eastbound traffic on Sixth Street from Vermont to Kentucky Streets until 6 p.m. Monday.

Crews will remove the tracks in the 600 block of Vermont Street on Monday evening, preventing motorists from turning south on Vermont until Tuesday afternoon. The third phase of the project will begin Tuesday night when the track from the 600 block of Massachusetts Street will be removed and traffic will not be allowed to turn south on Massachusetts Street until Wednesday afternoon.

Traffic control and message boards will be placed on Sixth Street ahead of Sunday’s start time, but detours will not be posted. Instead, city officials say, motorists can use Tennessee Street to access downtown from Sixth Street.


Chuck Woodling 4 years, 5 months ago

It's about time. Those tracks haven't been used in years, or since the J-W paper supplier switched from rail to truck. Advice for Monday: Use Ninth St. At times eastbound traffic on Sixth could back up to Maine.

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