BNSF road closing frustrates motorists


November 25, 2021

Workers from the BNSF Railway have replaced the crossing on Highway 14 south of Superior. The crossing repair work closed the highway from last Wednesday until it was reopened to traffic Tuesday. The crossing was in an advanced state of disrepair. A large section of the crossing protruded up from the ground this past summer. The crossing sees heavy usage by both vehicle and rail traffic.

Motorists planning to travel Highway 14 between Superior and Kansas have been frustrated in recent days by road closed barricades.

Last Wednesday the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad closed the crossing and began a major crossing maintenance project. A news release from the railroad received prior to the start indicated it would take about a week to complete the project. However signs posted by the state highway department said the crossing would be closed only two days. The railroad information was right. The road was not reopened until Tuesday.

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