Mesa Road Crossing Closure

Mesa Road Crossing Closure

Mesa Road Crossing Closure
Posted on 09/27/2019
Mesa Road Crossing Closure Map


Road Closure Of Mesa Road crossing

On Thursday, September 26th, the City of Fountain hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the opening of Duckwood Road crossing, a new east/west corridor that connects C&S Road with Hwy 85/87.  

On Friday, September 27, 2019, the Duckwood Road crossing was officially opened!  As a result of the Duckwood Road crossing now being opened, Mesa Road crossing will be closing permanently on October 1, 2019.

The Duckwood Road crossing Project was part of the City’s Moving Fountain Forward Tax Initiative, and forms an integral part of Fountain’s efforts to also institute a quiet zone, reducing train noise within the City.

As part of the initiative to reduce train noise, a requirement of the railroad company was that when Duckwood Road crossing opened, the Mesa Road crossing was to be closed. This was due to the proximity of Highway 85/87 to the railroad tracks and the dangers of merging onto the highway.  It was important to close this crossing in the interest of safety. 

This means that motorists will no longer be able to turn off of Highway 85/87 on to Mesa Road.  Mesa Road will still connect to Syracuse Street, but now, you will not be able to continue driving west towards Highway 85/87 and across the railroad tracks. 

The City of Fountain would like to thank our residents for your patience and cooperation during this essential work.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at (719) 322-2000.

* On October 1, 2019, the Mesa Road crossing will be permanently closed.*

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