Motorists won't have to navigate the rough railroad crossing on Franklin Street in downtown Waterloo much longer.

According to city officials, some needed repair work to make the crossing smoother is scheduled to be done on Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2016). The Union Pacific Railroad plans to repair the rough crossing near Waterloo City Hall from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

City officials said the construction project will require the closure of heavily-used Franklin Street between E. 6th and E. 7th streets during peak commute hours.

Motorists are urged to use caution in the area and to follow any detours while the repair work is being done.