Colton Crossing Structure Begins Running Trains

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Caltrans District 8 is advising motorists that Union Pacific Railroad will begin moving trains along the new Colton Crossing Structure (flyover) located in the City of Colton just south of Interstate 10 (I-10) about a quarter-mile east of Rancho Avenue, on Sunday, June 23, 2013.

Drivers should not be distracted by the new configuration of the railroad tracks running parallel and under I-10. The train tracks do not interfere with the highway.

Colton Crossing was established in 1883 in the City of Colton and is used for goods movement by Union Pacific Railroad (east/west tracks) and BNSF Railway (north/south tracks), in addition to Metrolink and Amtrak for passenger service. About 100-plus trains pass through the crossing daily.

To improve goods movement efficiency for current and projected volume growth in California and the nation, the Union Pacific tracks have been elevated over the existing BNSF tracks. This engineering feat took the tracks about 60 feet in the air, running nearly parallel to I-10 in the City of Colton.

As always motorist safety continues to be the top priority for Caltrans. For more information on any Caltrans roadwork projects, please go to our website at www.caltrans8.info.

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