Railroad crossing closure to create detour for drivers around Seneca

A railroad crossing closure will create a detour along Highway 36 on Aug. 12, 2022.
A railroad crossing closure will create a detour along Highway 36 on Aug. 12, 2022.(KDOT)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 12:37 PM CDT
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SENECA, Kan. (WIBW) - A railroad crossing closure could create a lengthy detour for drivers around Seneca over the weekend.

The Kansas Department of Transportation warns that the U.S. 36 railroad crossing will close for repairs starting at 7 a.m. on Aug. 12.

KDOT said Union Pacific Railroad will close the crossing near Baileyville in Nemaha Co. to replace the crossing between Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13.

KDOT noted that the roadway will be closed to all traffic at the railroad crossing. It said drivers will be able to follow the signed detour using K-99, K-9 and K-63 highways.

The Department has urged all drivers to be alert and obey warning signs when approaching and driving through a highway work zone.

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