Downtown DeKalb railroad crossing closures amended to Sunday

Most downtown railroad crossings to close temporarily Sunday, expected to reopen same day

Train crossing at North Third Street in downtown DeKalb shown here Monday, Nov. 20. 2023.

DeKALB – Most downtown DeKalb railroad crossings will be closed for maintenance by the Union Pacific Railroad on Sunday, a change from the originally announced plans, according to a Tuesday update from the city.

The temporary closings will affect crossings at First, Second, Third, Sixth, Seventh and 10th streets from Sunday morning and are expected to be completed by the end of the day, according to the city.

The crossing at Fourth Street and Lincoln Highway will remain open.

Motorists should plan for the crossings to be closed simultaneously.

“While the city is making the community aware of the closures, this is not a municipal project,” according to the announcement. “The city has no authority over railroad maintenance projects.”

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