FLAGSTAFF––The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) announced today that the railway crossing located on South Garland Prairie Road just south of Interstate 40 will be closed in both directions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Crews will repair concrete panels along the crossing and conduct required maintenance to the railway. The closure is necessary for safety reasons and to prevent further damage to the crossing that could pose a future hazard.
Located approximately 23 miles west of Flagstaff and 17 miles east of Williams, the Parks/Garland Prairie Road railway crossing provides area communities located on the south side of the railroad tracks with access to I-40 and north-side communities such as Parks. These south-side communities include the Pine Aire subdivision and neighborhoods in the Garland Prairie area.
During this closure, commuters from the south side of the railroad tracks will need to detour westward along Garland Prairie Road for approximately 19 miles and use the “Bootlegger” crossing near Woods to access I-40 or communities north of the highway.
Coconino County Public Works is working with BNSF to place signage and to disseminate notification regarding this closure to the community.
For more information about this project, please contact Joe Pointer with BNSF at 928-241-0669.