H&H Engineering construction workers remove ballast and ties Thursday on the Union Pacific railroad tracks that cross Third Street between G and I streets.
The street will be closed 24 hours a day through Tuesday to all traffic — including motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. Message boards at the tracks announce the closure and a detour to Fourth Street is marked. Unitrans also is making adjustments to its schedule, posted at unitrans.ucdavis.edu.
In other downtown area street news: Work on the Fifth Street Corridor Improvement Project is wrapping for the calendar year. According to a city news release, the sidewalks, ramps and curbs have been completed and all corners are open and accessible.
The contractor was scheduled to finish the landscaping around the corners this week.There may be some minor activity during the next couple of weeks in preparation for the new traffic signal poles, a city spokeswoman said.
The next phase of construction will begin after Jan. 2, and will include pavement striping and traffic signal installation.