UPDATE June 11, 2019: CSX Railroad informed the Courier its company has scheduled numerous closings to crossings in Liberty and Long counties in order to make repairs.
Traffic will be re-routed and signage will be in place marking detour routes. All crossings are generally closed from 2-5 days, according to CSX Railroad’s traffic control division. Motorists should expect changes, with or without notice, due to unforeseen circumstances, railroad officials said. Inclement weather could cause track maintenance delays or rescheduling.
However, after several county officials spoke to CSX about citizens’ concerns, the railroad company decided to skip a number of railroad crossings to accommodate for detours, response times, and the general inconvenience that this may cause residents.
The crossing at Mt. Olive Church Road (Between Fleming Loop Road and Tunie Miller Rd) will close on or around June 18.
· The crossing at Pate Rogers Road (Between Cook Road and Leroy Coffer Highway) will now not be closed on June 18, as previously reported. It will be “skipped,” meaning it will be closed individually and repaired at a later date, according to an email from Erika L. Elmore, Railroad Division Assistant Manager with Southern Commercial Development.
The crossing at Lambert Road (off of Westfield Road) will close on or around June 20.
The crossing at Dunlevie Road (Between Peavey Road and Shelly Road) will close on or around June 24.
· In Allenhurst/City of Walthourville:
The crossing at Talmadge Road (Between Vandiver Road and Busbee Road) will now not close June 24, as it is also going to be “skipped” until a later date, according to Elmore.
· In Ludowici:
Simmons Crossing SE (Off of GA-38) will close on or around June 25.
Morgan Lake Road/Fishing Road (off of GA-28) will close on or around June 27.