DIXON — Dixon on Monday will celebrate the construction of a $6 million undercrossing to take pedestrians and bicyclists under the Union Pacific railroad tracks at West B Street.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. at the nearby Dixon Transportation Center, 220 N. Jefferson St. The estimated 300 pedestrians and cyclists who cross over the tracks each day will be able to cross under them in a concrete tunnel, a Solano Transportation Authority press release said.
“This undercrossing will provide safer access across the railroad tracks for the students and pedestrians in Dixon,” Dixon Mayor Jack Batchelor said in the press release.
The undercrossing is 200 feet long, 16 feet wide and more than 9 feet tall. It contains lighting, cameras that transmit images to the Dixon Police Department and emergency call buttons.
Collaborating on the project were Dixon, the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association, the Dixon School District, the Solano Transportation Authority and its advisory committees, the Solano Safe Routes to Schools Program, Union Pacific and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority.
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