New Railroad Crossing to be Installed on Robins Road

Railroad crossing

Hiawatha and the Chicago Central and Pacific Railroad have approved an agreement to replace the existing railroad crossing at the Robins Road location. This is an existing rubber crossing that was completed sometime in the 1990’s. The track has settled and the crossing is now very rough.

The agreement with the railroad will be to participate in the cost of the new rubberized crossing. There will be some approach work to blend into the new track elevation. The railroad will perform the work with a cost share estimated to be approximately $50,000.

The work is proposed to take place in late July early August. This will require the closing of Robins Road north of Boyson Road for approximately two weeks. Detours will be established north of Tower Terrace Road and North Center Point Road.

Questions can be forwarded to the Hiawatha Engineering Department at 319-393-1515 or at