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Railroad crossing work starts in Morris

Construction equipment and workers are working on the railroad crossing repair on Minnesota Highway 28 in Morris on Monday, June 3. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times1 / 2
A BNSF employee guides piece need for railroad crossing repair in Morris on Monday, June 3. The crossing on Minnesota Highway 28/West 5th Street will be repaired. A detour is required to allow for the work. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times2 / 2

Repairs to the BNSF rail crossing on Minnesota Highway 28 and West 5th Street in Morris started on Monday, June 3.

The repair work will require a temporary detour of Highway 28 through June 7, weather permitting, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said.

Thru-traffic will be rerouted to Stevens County County Roads 8, 9 and 22. Local traffic will be able to access Highway 28 during this work, but the roadway will be closed and impassable at the railroad crossings. Thru-traffic must follow the detour route.