Railroad construction in Clinton expected to affect traffic

CLINTON, Iowa (KWQC) — City officials are warning residents of work on railroad tracks that are going to affect a few crossings starting this weekend.

Beginning this Saturday, October 7th, the Canadian Pacific Railroad will be replacing railroad ties along their facility from McKinley Street to 6th Avenue South. The work is expected to take up to four days to complete, working from north to south. The following closures are expected during these times.

● Full closure of railroad crossing at 23rd Avenue North for one day (expected to be Monday), during which Main Avenue will be opened back up to vehicle traffic.

● Full closure of railroad crossings at 18th Avenue North and 4th Avenue North for one day.

● Intermittent closures of the other crossings from 36th Avenue North to 6th Avenue South, as the crews work across them. Vehicular traffic will be flagged through during this time.

● Lane closures and flagging delays are expected on Roosevelt Street from 17th Avenue North to 9th Avenue North, which could be for parts of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Most of this work will occur between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 midnight on these days in this area. During this time, the crossings will be closed intermittently, but traffic will be flagged and let through as needed. It is advised that drivers avoid this area if possible when railroad workers are present.