Railroad crossing work has begun
Ponca City Now - June 3, 2014 9:11 am
The work scheduled to start last week at five Ponca City railroad crossings was postponed until yesterday afternoon. Mike Lane, traffic engineer manager said Northern Santa Fe Railroad crews had unforeseen delays.
Work has now begun on Broadway, Albany, Brookfield, Detroit and Emporia. All the crossings, beside Broadway closed yesterday afternoon and will remain closed until repairs are complete. The Broadway crossing is closed to traffic today.
The new finish date for the rehabilitation work is June 5.
Motorists who normally use these north crossings will need to detour either north to the Hartford crossing or south to Highland. Traffic for the Broadway crossing can either use Highland or detour south to Cleveland.
An additional project has been scheduled for the Grand Ave. crossing beginning next week. A derailment in the Waynoka area is preventing BNSF officials from giving a firm timetable for this work, but a press release informing drivers about the project will be issued as soon as information becomes available.