Railroad Crossing Work Continues in Valparaiso

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In Valparaiso, city officials say work on railroad crossings continues, requiring short-term closures and detours as upgrades continue. “We continue to work closely with Canadian National to facilitate projects that improve crossings for motorists,” said City Engineering Director Mike Jabo. This week Canadian National is completing work on the crossing at Roosevelt Road, upgrading it to a higher level with a rubber surface, said Jabo. In order to maintain their tracks through Valparaiso, Canadian National will close the crossing at Lafayette Street for several weeks to move equipment along the track. “The next crossing upgrades will be at Silhavy Road and Yellowstone Road. We look forward to seeing those completed this summer and we will work with Canadian National to expedite the process and minimize closures,” said Jabo. Closures will be announced as Canadian National commits to dates, based on contractor availability as well as weather, a news release said. Detours will be marked.