A dramatic rise in railroad traffic through Auburndale, Wisconsin, over the past several years raised major safety concerns for residents. A regional railroad company runs nearly 24 trains per day at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour through the heart of the small village. At the same time, trains parked on a parallel track frequently cut off access between homes and businesses and from essential services, for hours at a time.
The SEH project team, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Village worked together to improve access to the neighborhood without disrupting the train schedule. They updated existing roads, closed four track crossing intersections, and constructed a new access road. They also provided a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian underpass to eliminate non-vehicle traffic from crossing the tracks within the Village.
Auburndale, Wisconsin Pedestrian Underpass and Frontage Road
Wisconsin Department of Transportation