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July 30, 2020
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Erika Hill, LTU Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7538
Roger Figard, Railroad Transportation Safety District, 402-525-5620

Portion of Pioneers Boulevard to Close Tuesday for Railroad Repairs

Multiple railroad repair projects scheduled for August

Beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, August 4, Pioneers Boulevard between South First and South Sixth streets will be closed for railroad crossing repairs. The detour is U.S. Highway 77 to West Van Dorn Street to South Ninth Street. Access to homes will be maintained. This work is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, August 6.

This project is one of several railroad repairs requiring street closures planned throughout August. Dates will be announced as they are confirmed. Future project locations include crossings near:

Digital signs will alert drivers to upcoming work and closures. Travelers are encouraged to follow the detour or seek an alternate route. No through traffic will be allowed during these repairs. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution around work zones.

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU), the Railroad Transportation Safety District and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway are coordinating this work to improve the safety, reliability and longevity of the crossings. LTU appreciates the public's patience during these projects. (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

For more information on these projects, contact Shane Dostal, LTU (402-525-7852 or, or Roger Figard with the Railroad Transportation Safety District (402-525-5620 or

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