Friday, July 17, 2009


New Railroad Crossing Arms Key Step to Enhance Public Safety

SUISUN CITY – Union Pacific Railroad will replace the automatic crossing guards on Sunset Avenue between Travis Boulevard and Railroad Avenue this weekend necessitating periodic roadway closures between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. both Saturday (July 18) and Sunday (July 19).

The closures were scheduled during for the weekend due to the lighter traffic flows. During the closures, motorists should watch for construction signs and detours indicating alternate routes. However, motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible to minimize any inconvenience.

The new guards will be installed in a two-step process. Beginning at 6 a.m. Saturday, crews will install the guard arm across the southbound lanes between Travis Boulevard and Railroad Avenue. This work will be completed by 2 p.m. On Sunday, crews will work on the arms across the northbound lanes following the same schedule.

Installation of the new warning gate assemblies is a key part of the roadway expansion and safety enhancements installed in recent months by the City of Suisun City and the Union Pacific Railroad. This installation is one of the final steps to complete this project.

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