Union Pacific Misses Deadline, Elk Grove Blvd. To Remain Closed One More Day

May 19, 2016 | 

East Elk Grove commuters and residents take note - The City of Elk Grove has announced traffic through Old Town Elk Grove on Elk Grove Boulevard will be closed for one additional day.

The additional closure day was announced this afternoon by the City after Union Pacific Railroad disclosed that it will need one more day for the repairs underway on the rail crossing on the Elk Grove Boulevard in Old Town. The road was scheduled to be reopened this afternoon.

This closure will continue to impact all eastbound and westbound through traffic on Elk Grove Boulevard travelling between Elk Grove-Florin Road and Waterman Road including emergency and pedestrian traffic. A full 24-hour closure will remain in place between First Avenue and School Street. Access for all property owners and businesses will be maintained.

Roadway users are advised to continue to use alternative routes (see detour map). Detour signs and electronic message boards will remain in place to alert motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists about the closure.

Train traffic will continue during construction. City Public Works remain in communication with UP. Should work be completed earlier than expected, crews will be in position to re-open the road as quickly as possible. 

Traffic is expected to reopen at 5 p.m. tomorrow and it is not expected to affect traffic for this Saturday's Chili Cook-off in Old Town. For questions or more information, please contact the Public Works Maintenance hotline at (916) 687-3005.

A rare view - no traffic on Elk Grove Boulevard during rush hour.
Traffic will reopen Friday afternoon. 






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