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City outlines BNSF access permit

| October 27, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — City officials recently issued an access permit to BNSF’s contractor performing work on and over Bridge Street near City Beach. Construction, which started the week of Oct. 12, will continue through the end of April 2021.

Work includes constructing a new railroad bridge over Bridge Street between the existing byway and railroad structures. For the safety of workers, motorists, and pedestrians, the contractor will occasionally close a single lane of travel.

Bridge construction will require removal and replacement of the sidewalks under the new structure. Pedestrian access will be maintained through the project on at least one side of Bridge Street.

Activities will primarily occur Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pile driving is limited to the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. within city limits. Sandpoint officials encourage users to be alert in the work zone and to please keep travel speeds to a minimum.

Information: BNSF,