Multiple railroad crossings across the Midlands, including Lexington County, will be closed for maintenance and repairs starting Monday, Jan. 29.
CSX Transportation announced in early January that their teams will be conducting routine maintenance and repairs on railroad crossings in Richland County starting Monday, Jan. 29. From there, the crews will work their way northwest through Lexington County and into Newberry County. All maintenance and repairs are expected to be finished by March 8.
Once the railroad crossing is closed, CSX says residents can expect the closure to last at least three days, up to five days. For the railroad crossings that are one-way in/out with residents behind them, CSX will work to have the repairs completed in 12 hours.
To complete these repairs, a total closure of the railroad crossings is required. A total closure means that no traffic will be allowed to cross the track until the work is complete. Signage and detours will be implemented to reroute traffic around these closures.
If you would like to view a map of the railroad crossing closures in Richland, Lexington, and Newberry counties, along with their expected closing date, click here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer…
Please note that all dates are subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen conditions. Drivers should anticipate extended travel times and delays. Please avoid the closure areas if at all possible.