UPDATE June 18, 2019 11:34 a.m. After speaking with CSX, it has been determined that Dunlevie Road will now be “skipped”, meaning it will not be worked at this time. However, it will be worked at a later date, according to Liberty EMA officials. This means, they will instead close Talmadge Road. The expected closure date remains the same and is set for Monday, June 24th, 2019. Please adjust your route accordingly.
Also, Pate Rogers Road is now closed. Because of the one-way in, one-way out access, CSX is working that crossing and having asphalt poured today. The road will reopen tomorrow for thru-traffic. So, if anyone has calls or questions from the general public or the residents behind that crossing, you can let them know their road should re-open tomorrow morning as long as there are no major changes or delays.
UPDATE, June 17, 2019: Liberty County EMA informed the Courier of schedule changes to numerous CSX closings to railroad 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 Pate Rogers Road (Between Cook
Road and Leroy Coffer Highway) is back on the repair schedule and will be closed on June 18, according to an email from Liberty County EMA.
Mt. Olivet Church Road will be "skipped," meaning a new repair schedule for that road will be announced at a later date.
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:
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.