Fence going up to keep people off the tracks

Fence going up to keep people off the tracks

COOS BAY, Ore. -- The City of Coos Bay is working on making the railroad tracks a little safer.

With the return of rail traffic to downtown Coos Bay, officials say people crossing the tracks has become a safety issue.

So, the city is planning to put up a concrete railing and sidewalk along the railroad tracks.

"What we're planning on doing there, is a complete tear out of the curb and put in a new sidewalk, and also a new fence," said Randy Dixon, the city's operations administrator. "We want to be more proactive in the nature of trying to protect the public, that's the main focus point on this."

The fence will go up along Bayshore from the historic railroad museum to Front Street.

The city plans to start construction this summer.