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K-7 to close south of Cherokee for rail crossing repairs

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The South Kansas & Oklahoma (SKOL) Railroad will close its railroad crossing on K-7 south of Cherokee for repairs and widening starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29. The closure is expected to remain in effect for five days.

K-7 will be closed to through traffic at the crossing. The signed detour for southbound K-7 traffic is: from the junction of U.S. 400/K-7, travel east on U.S. 400 to the U.S. 69 junction; travel south on U.S. 69 to the K-103 junction; travel west on K-103 to the K-103/K-7 junction. Northbound traffic should take the same detour in the opposite direction.

The repair project will eliminate rough areas and widen the crossing prior to the K-7 reconstruction between Cherokee and Columbus scheduled to begin next year. Persons with questions may contact KDOT Pittsburg Superintendent Wayne Nelson at (620) 231-7560 or Priscilla Petersen at 1-877-550-5368.

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