Road construction and train traffic notice

The police department has been in contact with BNSF Railroad, and they have agreed to make every effort possible to keep an intersection open at all times when trains are switching tracks or allowing other trains to pass. The intersection that has been designated for open travel will be in downtown on Main Street. We understand that road construction, coupled with heavy train activity, is a huge inconvenience to many. Hopefully, construction will remain at a steady pace and be completed in a timely manner. Until then, we are asking that all motorists be patient and understanding with the delay in travel.

Roadway work zones are hazardous, both for workers and motorists who drive through the complex array of signs, barrels, and lane changes. Please keep the following tips in mind when driving through work zones:

  • Slow down and always follow posted work zone speed limits. Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes. Remember, traffic fines double in work zones. Fines for moving violations in work zones can be as high as $400 if workers are present.
  • Pay attention. Workers and heavy equipment may only be a few feet from passing vehicles.
  • Be patient. Delays from highway construction can be frustrating, but it only takes a few extra minutes to slow down for a work zone.
  • Plan ahead. Leave a few minutes early when traveling through a work zone in order to reach your destination on time.

As always, please drive with due care and safety for all.