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A smoother ride is coming soon

Ireland railroad crossing to be replaced starting Aug. 17
The “rough crossing” sign will no longer be needed after the Iowa Interstate Railroad replaces the Ireland Avenue crossing in Tiffin. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 17, with a Friday, Aug. 21, completion date.

TIFFIN– At least 100 feet away from the railroad tracks crossing Ireland Avenue in Tiffin is a round advanced warning sign: the familiar yellow circle with a large black “X” and “R R” markings on it. Below that is another warning sign, one which will no longer be required soon, that states “Rough Crossing.”
The Iowa Interstate Railroad will replace the deteriorated rubberized crossing with work starting on Monday, Aug. 17. The rubber pads will be replaced with concrete panels (currently stacked by the signal bungalow on the south side), and will also tear out the paving on either side of the crossing. The project is slated to be completed on Friday, Aug. 21.
A marked detour will be in place utilizing Half Moon Avenue, 340th Street, and Highway 6.
“It’ll be a hard close at Railroad Street and it’ll be a hard close at the first entrance (southernmost) to the mobile home park,” said Tiffin City Administrator Doug Boldt.
While motorists could utilize South Park Road, Boldt said, they would end up in a construction zone. “We think that’s probably going to be pretty bad and inconvenient, and potentially dangerous,” he said. “So locals will probably go that way, a little bit, but that’s not the way we’re going to sign it.”