A brief road closure on state Route 36 in Rush Valley could delay south-bound travelers this weekend.
The highway will close this Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at a railroad crossing roughly seven miles south of Stockton, according to Adan Carrillo, communications manager for the Utah Department of Transportation Region 2.
The closure will mark the beginning of construction on a project intended to improve safety at the crossing.
The project will be completed using federal funds designated for the improvement of railroad crossings, Carrillo said. The Union Pacific Railroad worked with UDOT to identify the Stockton crossing as one where several recent near-accidents indicated the additional safety measures would be beneficial, he said.
Crews from UDOT will install a new railroad crossing advance warning signal, street lighting, and additional signage at the crossing, according to a UDOT press release. Crews will also re-pave the crossing for motorists.
Motorists who plan to travel through the crossing this Sunday will be detoured via Silver Avenue, Mormon Trail, and Meadow Lane or state Route 199, according to the press release.
After Sunday’s closure, motorists should expect intermittent shoulder closures while construction continues for approximately two weeks. The project is expected to be complete by mid-May.