Railroad Crossing Repair Closes U.S. 71 In Waldron

WALDRON (KFSM) — A railroad repair means a major highway in Waldron will be closed today.

U.S. 71 will be closed while work is done on the railroad crossing there. The railroad crossing runs between Sweet Gum Lane and Rice Road in Waldron.

Danny Strassle with the Arkansas Department of Transportation said new concrete panels are being placed on either side of the track, and that the work is expected to be completed today.

“It has been the number one complaint for a while in that area,” he said.

Slow travel times and delays can be expected as traffic is detoured around the repair.

Traffic will be detoured from U.S. 71 to a signed detour route on U.S. 71B through Waldron. Drivers are asked to follow the detour signs.

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