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Rail work to close local roads

December 6, 2013

DTL staff

Motorists in West Point may find they’ll have to find alternate routes through the city in the coming days. West Point Chief Administrative Officer Randy Jones said Kansas City Southern was set to begin a series of projects on various railroad crossings which would reroute traffic throughout the weekend and into next week in some areas of West Point.
Beginning at 7 a.m. Friday, crews will be working to lay new track and temporary filler on the west railroad crossing of Industrial Access Road beginning near Division Street.
“People will have to use Eshman (Avenue) to get to the east side of the tracks or Division (Street) to get to the west side of the tracks,” Jones said. “It should just be a day’s worth of work.”
Jones said Industrial Access would again be closed on Monday, so that crews could return and lay permanent filler along the tracks.
KCS crews are set to return to West Churchill Street at 7 a.m. Saturday to lay permanent filler for a project started in November to replace tracks that had “sunk into the ground” over time. Jones said the new track had been laid, however permanent filler had not yet been placed.

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