Railroad tie-up: City crews smooth out Main Street pavement
And it usually runs in the middle of the night.
However, Nashua Division of Public Works crew members tied up traffic here for much of the day on Tuesday in an effort to fill potholes and smooth the pavement.
“They’re trying to fix some of the pavement right around the tracks,” Division of Public Works spokeswoman Lauren Byers said.
Byers said there have been many complaints about the railroad crossing, mainly due to the bumpy effect motorists sometimes experience. In fact, some maintain they get bounced around and rocked at the crossing.
“It had gotten really broken up,” Byers added. “We noticed there were some potholes and work that needed to be done.”
She said filling in the potholes will make travel easier, safer and smoother for everyone.
“We’re hoping to alleviate all those issues with that work,” Byers said.
A representative from Pan Am Railways Inc., which owns the lines, observed the Tuesday work.
“We’re happy to be able to finally get this done for everybody,” Byers added.
In October, New Hampshire Department of Transportation Railroad Inspector John Robinson said freight trains from all over the country use these rail lines to ship a variety of supplies.
“I would say at a minimum, once a week would be a safe assumption,” Robinson said of how often the existing lines are used.
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