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U.S. 34 railway crossing in Mendota will close Aug. 5 for construction

Work expected to last seven days

The Sixth Street (U.S. 34) BNSF railway crossing in Mendota will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 5.

U.S. 34 will be closed for about seven days to allow the BNSF Railway to remove the spur track grade crossing, patch the void with asphalt and perform necessary highway approach work.

U.S. 34 traffic will proceed as follows:

• U.S. 34 westbound traffic will proceed south on Sixth Avenue to Fifth Street; then west on Fifth Street to U.S. 52/Route 251 (13th Avenue); then north on U.S. 52/Route 251 back to U.S. 34.

• U.S. 34 eastbound traffic will proceed south on U.S. 52/Route 251 (13th Avenue) to Fifth Street; then east on Fifth Street to Sixth Avenue; then north on Sixth Avenue back to U.S. 34.

Motorists are urged to use caution and expect some delays while traveling the detour route. Slow down and use extreme caution while driving through all work zones.

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