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BLOCKED UPRR CROSSING AT LIVE OAK AND FM2571
As many citizens are aware, the off-system bridge (built in 1936) on 4th Avenue over Gazley Creek was ordered CLOSED for public safety by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) on November 20, 2019. As a result, a traffic detour via Live Oak at FM 2571 was established. The detour route is also where the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) operates the Live Oak railroad crossing (DOT# 416-335D…aka "Bo Peep's" crossing). With the 4th Avenue bridge closed, the Live Oak crossing is the only access point for emergency services ingress and egress to/from the homes in this area. The City has requested the UPPR take necessary measures to prevent a stationary train from blocking this crossing (e.g., conduct crew changes west of Live Oak). Until the bridge over Gazley Creek on 4th Avenue can be replaced, this is an issue of great concern to those citizens who live on the Hill (Mt. Pleasant Subdivision). The City has expressed this concern on numerous occasions and have been told the UPRR will do everything possible to ensure the crossing is not blocked by a stationary train in the future. In the interim, if the Live Oak crossing is blocked, citizens should call the UPRR emergency operations center in Omaha, NE. The toll-free number is 1-888-877-7267. Provide the UPRR engine number, time of day, and crossing ID (#416-355D).
City Council Meeting will be at the Rec Center October 18th @ 6:00P.M.
The Council meeting will be moved to the Rec Center for the October 18th meeting due to early voting being held at City Hall. The Rec Center addr...read more >
Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Bastrop County, Texas and Incorporated Areas
From FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency >> Proposed Flood Hazard Determinations for Bastrop County, Texas and Incorporated Areas The Depa...read more >
Proposed Budget and Workshop
The City of Smithville will have a Budget Workshop on August 25, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. click the links below to see the proposed budget and the agenda. ...read more >