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Washington Street Train Crossing Closes Today for Repairs

Both pedestrian and vehicle traffic will be prohibited until Aug. 17.

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) has planned to make  improvements at the Washington Street crossing that will necessitate closure of the crossing to both pedestrian and vehicle traffic.

The Washington Street crossing is scheduled to be closed from Thursday morning, Aug. 9 until Friday morning, Aug. 17th.

Residents are asked to allow extra commute time during this period and be aware of the following:

  • There will be no pedestrian access across the tracks at Washington Street. Pedestrians will be required to cross at Main Street.
  • BNSF equipment will be staged at the northeast corner of Washington Street and Warren Avenue, which will affect some permit parking spaces in Lot F. Additional parking spaces will be provided east of this work zone.

The improvements will include concrete pads that will be similar to the Forest Avenue grade crossing. The village will be working in conjunction with BNSF to improve the walkways on Washington Street between Warren Avenue and
Burlington Avenue. The changeable message boards are providing advanced notice to motorists, letters have been sent to parking permit holders in that area, and information will be provided on the village’s website.

George Swimmer August 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Raise the tracks at Washington, Main and Forest so that there will be grade separation. It is already absolute gridlock on Main, Forest and Washington during rush hour traffic. In fact, it is now gridlock almost any hour of the day.

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