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The railroad crossing downtown Miltona will be replaced on Monday, August 5, causing the road to be blocked. Work is expected to be completed by Thursday, August 8. (Echo Press photo by Crystal Dey)

Railroad crossing closed in Miltona

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The railroad crossing on County Road 14, 1st Street, in Miltona is scheduled for replacement next week.

Work will begin on Monday, August 5 and should be completed by the evening of Thursday, August 8. County Road 14 will be closed at the Canadian Pacific Railway crossing. Douglas County Public Works Director/County Engineer Dave Robley said a detour route will be signed on Main Street, Miltona Carlos Road, Willow Road and County Road 65.

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People will be able to access businesses and homes during construction from either end of the project. Robley said the existing railroad crossing is being replaced with a new smoother concrete railroad crossing and will be a significant improvement for motorists.

This project, paid for by statewide safety funds, is being conducted cooperatively between Canadian Pacific Railway (dba Soo Line Railroad) and Douglas County Public Works.

The railroad crossing at County Road 14 in Miltona was upgraded with flashing lights and crossing arms after two fatal accidents occurred between 1988 and 1990.

DeyCrystal Dey Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota's Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter at @CrystalDey_Echo.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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