OL&B Completes Y Street Crossing Project
OL&B Railway recently finished up work on replacing the railroad crossing on Y street.
This project was a partnership with the Railroad Transportation Safety District and the City that started back in 2017. They were looking for an improved, long term replacement for the crossing. They wanted to try something new for the possibility of using it in other crossings. The crossing is a pre-cast tub crossing that integrates
the tracks and the road all together instead of being separate. This is the first application of this type of crossing in Nebraska and only the third location in the country for this specific style with the fastening system used. It is designed for simplicity of installation, durability, service life, and to be the smoothest crossing for vehicle traffic.