The U Street crossing at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in downtown Merced will be closed for repairs starting at 9 a.m. June 27, the city reported Tuesday.
The street leading to and from the crossing will remain closed through June 29.
Motorists and pedestrians should use R Street as a detour around the construction site, the city said.
"They seem to come through every couple of years improving their crossings," said Mike Conway, spokesman for the city. "This particular crossing is a low-traffic area, so it's not going to be affecting a whole lot of folks."
For those who are inconvenienced by the closure, there's one major benefit to keep in mind after the crossing is repaired.
"It's going to be making for a lot smoother ride for the driving public," Conway pointed out.
As a federally regulated railroad, BNSF did not need city approval to begin the construction. However, they did seek and were granted approval to post signs informing the public of the construction.
Last year, BNSF rebuilt the crossing across Highway 159.