A portion of Old Alton Road is expected to be closed for the remainder of the year while crews reconstruct some portions of it, according to a news release from Denton County officials.

The stretch of Old Alton between Hilltop and Copper Canyon roads that runs over the railroad tracks is closed to traffic. The news release says the fixes will decrease the chances of future storm damage to the road. Officials said September’s heavy rains flooded pipes with debris, causing them to be clogged, and forcing rainwater to flow instead onto the road.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. are working with Denton County officials to make the repairs, according to the release.

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