27th Avenue and Thomas Road Railroad Crossing Improvements


This major street improvement project is being completed to improve the safety of the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad crossings at the 27th Avenue and Thomas Road intersection.

Project Highlights

  • Improve roadway approaches at the tracks on both 27th Avenue and Thomas Road, including new curb, gutter, sidewalk, ADA ramps and pavement
  • Install a raised median for access control and to accommodate new gate arms
  • Signal modifications at 27th Avenue and Thomas Road
  • New cantilevers and gate arms by Union Pacific Railroad
  • Secure federal railway-highway crossing funding for improvements (Federal Highway Administration Section 130)

Goals of the Project

  • Improve vehicular and pedestrian safety at the railroad crossings
  • Upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be ADA accessible

Anticipated Schedule

Design – Spring 2017 to Winter 2021
Construction is expected to begin in Winter 2022

Project Contact

Prescilla Pappas
(602) 534-7056

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