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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Update - 1st Avenue NW Rail Crossing Closure Project

Construction on 1st Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Kemp Avenue has begun on Monday, July 24th, 2017.  The project consists of removing the existing at grade railroad crossing with 1st Avenue NW.  A cul-de-sac style turn-a-round will be constructed on the east side of the railroad tracks and the street will be abandoned between the tracks and 6th Street NW.  A new section of road will be constructed between 1st Avenue and Kemp Avenue.  The improvements include modifications of the intersection of 4th Street and Kemp Avenue.  The existing bike trail will be modified to follow the new street route.

During construction a portion of Kemp Avenue from 4th Street to the railroad tracks will be temporarily closed to traffic.  The railroad crossing on 1st Avenue will be permanently closed as 1st Avenue traffic will be diverted onto Kemp Avenue upon completion of the project.  The project is scheduled to be completed by Mid-October, 2017 weather permitting.  

The Contractor has established a detour route which includes 3rd Street NW, 3rd Avenue NW and 10th Street NW (Hwy 20).  Please use the designated detour route with caution and respect for others.  All local businesses shall have access by alternate routes.  Please reduce speed thru the construction zone and if alternate routes are available for you to reach your destination, please consider using them.

If you have questions about the project please contact the Engineering Department at City Hall.  

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