Railroad work to close E. 72nd Avenue east of Vasquez Boulevard Sunday, August 5
Union Pacific Railroad has scheduled a full closure of E. 72nd Avenue between Elm Drive and Fairfax Drive on Sunday, August 5 in order to replace the rail crossing in that stretch. This work was rescheduled from the original target date of July 7. The closure is expected to last throughout the day on August 5, so drivers should plan to use E. 69th Avenue or E. 76th Avenue to cross the tracks in the area just east of Vasquez Boulevard.
Recommended alternate routes:
- South of E. 72nd Avenue – use Fairfax Drive and E. 69th Avenue to connect with Vasquez Boulevard or Eudora Drive.
- North of E. 72nd Avenue – use Kearney Street, E. 76th Avenue and Brighton Road to detour around the closure area.
Construction schedules are approximate and subject to change without notice.