COMMERCE CITY, COLO. (July 27, 2012) – The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will be closing the crossing at 96th Avenue, west of State Highway 2 beginning on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.
The railroad crossing is in poor condition due to settlement of the track. This requires trains to slow to 25 miles per hour when crossing the roadway and results in traffic delays.
The repair work will allow trains to maintain a consistent speed at the 96th Avenue crossing. Message boards will alert motorists of upcoming construction and advise drivers to use 88th and 104th Avenues as detour routes.
Weather pending, construction activities are scheduled to be complete August 9, 2012.###
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