The overpass at Birdwood Crossing officially opened up to the public on Wednesday.
The project took 9 years of planning, almost 6 years of construction and $8 million to complete. The idea for an overpass at Birdwood was pitched when traffic was frequently backing up at the railroad crossing on North Front Street.
"We have trains!" said Jerry Hitchcock, Lincoln County highway superintendent. "And the crossing is closed more than it's open. It's a real public convenience, a real safety factor for the public and a safety factor for the railroad."
The construction crew had some issues throughout the Winters and with some uncooperative soil, but now the overpass is ready for business and will get you over the track without taking the trip to Rodeo Road and Buffalo Bill.