Planning to leave town for the holidays? Note these road closures.

With the holidays approaching and many Northern Arizona University students, staff and faculty planning to travel, it is important to note what roads and intersections will be closed.

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (BNSF) will be closing the Cosnino Road railroad crossing located just north of Interstate 40. The closure is expected to take place from 5:30 a.m. Dec. 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6., and motorists will be diverted to other I-40 access points.

This five-day closure is necessary for BNSF crews to replace the Cosnino Road railroad crossing and conduct rail maintenance work. Coconino County Public Works is working with BNSF to place signage and to disseminate information regarding this closure to the community, schools, emergency services and first responders.

The scheduled closure is subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Changes to this schedule will be posted online at

For more information about this project, please contact Jason Baiamonte with BNSF at (928) 864-9711.