CSX Corp. will temporarily close multiple railroad crossings downtown this week for routine railroad maintenance, according to a city news release.
Six railroad crossings will be closed affecting Hay and Russell streets. Blount Street will not be affected.
More than 15 railroad crossings will be closed on the “Vander Spur” affecting Hay Street and all intersections on Russell Street, the release said. Multiple closures are necessary because the work will be done in close proximity at about the same time.
In total, more than 20 crossings will be closed across the city through Feb. 18.
CSX plans to move farther east, requiring closings on several of state secondary routes, such as Sunnyside School, Sids Mill and Old Vander roads as well as N.C. 53 and N.C. 210 east of Interstate 95, the release said.
Other closings will be on Whitfield Street southeast of Robeson Street; Moore Street between Orange and Chatham streets; and Cumberland Street north of Ramsey Street.
Detour signs will direct traffic around the closures.
The track closures will last approximately two days. Drivers should expect delays and longer commutes, the release said.
For more information, contact CSX at 800-232-0144 or csx.com.