Dayton/Railroad Avenue rail crossing to be closed starting Tuesday morning

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Here’s a follow-up to the photo we posted last week about BNSF’s planned repair of the Dayton/Railroad Avenue rail crossing, which had originally been scheduled for last week.

BNSF has installed an electronic sign at the crossing in question, announcing the work will now start Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. To recap the reason for the repairs, from City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams: “Subsurface soil conditions have apparently created the need for additional treatments to strengthen the base below the tracks,” said Williams, who confirmed Monday afternoon that the signs are accurate and the repair work will begin as noted.

Over the next two days, car traffic headed to or from the waterfront across the railroad tracks will be rerouted via Main Street and Railroad Avenue, Williams said.

(Thanks to Tom Dockins for capturing the news with his camera, as well as what appears to be preliminary work started Monday.)

 

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