CONNECTED AGAIN: Overpass To Open Saturday

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Jefferson has been a town divided by train traffic.

“It was a real problem, it wasn’t uncommon to have two trains come through at once. Five, ten, twenty minute delays just to get across,” says City Administrator Mike Palmer.

Starting Saturday, there will be no more waiting for trains on Highway 4 through Jefferson.

The finishing touches are now complete on the $13.5 million overpass project.

The city said it had problems, especially with emergency vehicles, not able to cross the tracks because of trains.

A many as 70 trains pass through Jefferson each day.

Leaders are holding a ribbon cutting Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the south end of the bridge.