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Fern Street Railroad Crossing Upgrade Begins March 27 with Road Closure

Post Date:03/20/2017


March 20, 2017



Curtis Busenhart, Assistant Engineer, (831) 420-5175

Chris Schneiter, Assistant Director/City Engineer, (831) 420-5422


SANTA CRUZ — The City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department and Roaring Camp Railroads has contracted with H&H Engineering Construction Inc. to upgrade the railroad crossing on Fern Street in Santa Cruz. Construction is planned to begin on Monday, March 27, and continue through Friday, March 31.

Fern Street will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project from River Street/Highway 9 to Limekiln Street. Encinal and Coral streets are available alternate routes to access the Harvey West area and Highway 9.

Project work includes removing the track, ballast and ties, and installation of concrete crossing panels and new asphalt.

Construction may be completed earlier than March 31 or postponed pending weather conditions.

H&H Engineering Construction has a strong track record regarding railroad projects and will be taking great care to create a safer and smoother Fern Street crossing.