The new South Hamilton Crossing, which opened in December, is handling fair amounts of traffic, but city officials aren’t sure how much has been diverted from the corridor of High and Main streets, where congestion remains high during morning and evening commute times. MIKE RUTLEDGE/STAFF

South Hamilton Crossing closed until 6 a.m. Wednesday

The overpass is commonly known as South Hamilton Crossing, and is only the second east-west street in Hamilton where drivers are not obstructed by train tracks. The other is High Street.

“The contractor is finishing final restoration items for the project and includes applying sealant to bridge deck,” said Rich Engle, Hamilton’s director of engineering.

“Detours are set up for north/south on East Avenue and Pleasant Avenue,” Engle added by email. “East/west are Hanover Street and Laurel Avenue.”

South Hamilton Crossing had been something people wanted for more than a century as a safer way for vehicles to avoid train tracks, and a way for emergency vehicles to also be able to avoid stopping for trains.

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