Union Pacific Railroad Maintenance

Road Closure for Union Pacific Railroad Maintenance
Posted on 07/15/2020
Starting Thursday, July 16, at 9:00 a.m., the Union Pacific Railroad will perform track maintenance at the railroad crossing on 116th Street, between 8th Avenue and 4th Avenue. The work will result in the closure of 116th Street at the railroad crossing. Track maintenance will be completed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22. 

The closure impacts all westbound and eastbound through traffic on 116th Street between Sheridan Road and 1st Avenue. The full closure of 116th Street will only occur at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing between 8th Avenue and 4th Avenue. Access for local property owners and residents will be maintained at all times.  

Through traffic is advised to avoid the maintenance area during the closure period as there will be significant impacts to all roadway users. Travelers are encouraged to use alternative routes until project work is completed. Project staff will place detour signage on the east and west sides of the railroad crossing to alert motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists about the temporary road closure. 

Detour signs will direct travelers along Sheridan Road, 91st Street, 7th Avenue, 90th Street, Lakeshore Drive, and 1st Avenue (see detour map). The project team asks drivers to plan additional time to navigate the detour routes.  

Local traffic for residents needing access to homes in the project area will remain open in the soft closure work areas on 116th Street, from Sheridan Road to 8th Avenue and 4th Avenue to 1st Avenue. Please watch for wayfinding signage when approaching the work zone, follow instructions of the construction crews, and drive carefully in the area. 

Pleasant Prairie understands the challenges and inconveniences that commuters, residents, bicyclists, and pedestrians will experience during the closure period, and thanks travelers for their patience as the Union Pacific Railway completes the track maintenance.

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