Motorists Could See Additional Delays Near Railroad Crossings
Canadian National Railroad has announced drivers may see “unusual delays” over the next two weeks due to ongoing infrastructure improvements.
CN Public Affairs Manager Patrick Waldron said the project is part of a $100 million improvement project of tracks between Chicago and Winnipeg.
“The railroad is investing a lot of money back into its infrastructure; it’s one of several projects expanding the rail yard,” he said.
According to Waldron, 13 new track switches are being added to the yard in Stevens Point. The railroad is currently is also adding about 1.25 miles of new track.
“So for the trains coming through, by adding capacity we can get them through (the area) faster,” he said. “There are quite a few people working on it right now; it’s a very focused effort.”
Stuczynski Trucking and Excavating is assisting with the project.
The delays will be experienced at crossings in both Junction City and Stevens Point . Motorists are asked to allow themselves extra time when they travel.