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.


Latest Stories

Oklahoma COVID-19 Update for 28 September 2020

SITUATION UPDATE: COVID-19 As of this advisory, there are 85,194 cases of COVID-19 in Oklahoma. Kay...

Sen. Bice named Honorary Chair of Folds of Honor Scholarship Campaign

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Stephanie Bice, R-Oklahoma City, has been named honorary chair of the...

New Sales Tax Rate Starts October 1st

The residents of Kay County and Ponca City have recently passed sales tax increases to build...