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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Thurston County Development Review, 360-867-2042.

Rail Crossing Projects Will Cause Traffic Impacts in Thurston County
Motorists Advised to find alternate routes

OLYMPIA - A couple of railroad crossing projects will cause complete lane closures at times on two Thurston County roads.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) will be performing maintenance on their crossing at Atchinson Road just south of Brianna Court, April 6 through April 8. A full closure of all lanes of traffic will be necessary at times to complete the work. The closure of these lanes may create temporary traffic delays, so motorists may want to avoid the area by using an alternate route.

BNSF will also be performing work on the crossing at Marvin Road north of Mullen Road, April 4,at 4pm through April 6 at 3pm. There will be full closure of lanes at times during the project. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to use marked detour routes.

Drivers are urged to help keep work zones safe by obeying reduced speed limits and following flagger directions.

For information from Burlington Northern, please contact John Parsons, 206-643-6952.



County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3