Over 20 road closures in the CSRA due to railroad maintenance
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Over 20 road closures in the CSRA due to railroad maintenance

August 14, 2019


ROUTINE RAILROAD MAINTENANCE IS STARTING THAT WILL AFFECT DRIVERS IN RICHMOND AND COLUMBIA COUNTIES…THROUGH MASSIVE ROAD CLOSURES. MORE THAN 20 ROADS WILL BE SHUT DOWN AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS. JENNIE: NEWSCHANNEL SIX’S JENNA KELLEY IS AT ONE OF THE ROAD CLOSURES NOW WITH THE DETAILS. JENNA: TRAFFIC IS SOMETHING THE C-S-R-A IS NO STRANGER TO, TRAFFIC IS SOMETHING THE C-S-R-A IS NO STRANGER TO, BUT THIS WEEK, YOU MIGHT WANT TO PLAN YOUR COMMUTE A LITTLE EARLY. CSX IS TACKLING ALL OF THE RAILROADS IN ONE WEEK WHICH IS CREATING DETOURS ALL OVER TOWN. THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE ARE STILL WAYS FOR YOU TO GET TO WHERE YOU NEED TO BE. 14 ROADS IN RICHMOND COUNTY AND TEN IN COLUMBIA COUNTY. 24 ALL TOGETHER SHUT DOWN BY CSX TRANSPORTATIO N FOR RAIL ROAD MAINTENANCE. JOHN USSERY/ASST. DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING: “THEY’RE GOING TO COME IN AND IMPROVE THE RAILROAD CROSSING ACROSS THE ROADWAY. SO, THEY’LL REPLACE THE RAIL ROAD TIES, THEY’LL PROBABLY REPAIR THE ASPHALT IF NECESSARY. THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.” RICHMOND COUNTY’S TRAFFIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT SAY CSX WANTED THE MAINTENANCE DONE IN ONE DAY, BUT THE TRAFFIC ENGINEERS SAY SHUTTING DOWN 24 STREETS AT ONE TIME WOULD NOT BE EFFECTIVE. JOHN USSERY/ASST. DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING: “THIS IS NOT NORMAL IN MY EXPERIENCE, BUT THEY TOLD US THAT THEY HAVE TWO LARGE CONSTRUCTION CREWS THAT ARE ALL GOING TO BE HERE AT THE SAME TIME.” TWO STREETS THAT WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THIS WEEK ARE ST. SEBASTIAN WAY AND ALEXANDER DRIVE. JOHN USSERY/ASST. DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING: “IF YOU’RE GOING TO GO DOWNTOWN MANY OF THOSE ROAD CLOSURES WILL BE CLOSED THE NEXT FEW DAYS BUT TO USE ST. SEBASTIAN WAY AND WALTON WAY TO TRY TO GET AROUND THEM.” IN COLUMBIA COUNTY THOSE ROADS LISTED ON YOUR SCREEN, INCLUDING PLEASANT HOME ROAD, BASTON ROAD, IRON AND STEEL DRIVE, OLD EVANS ROAD, HIGHTOWER DRIVE, AND CLUB CAR DRIVE WILL BE CLOSED. THE DETOUR ROUTES FOR THOSE AREAS ARE THE WEST END OF WASHINGTON ROAD AT RIVERWATCH PARKWAY AND THE EAST END OF RIVER WATCH PARKWAY AND FURRYS FERRY ROAD. JENNA: THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERING FOR RICHMOND COUNTY SAYS IT’S ONLY FOR THIS WEEK. THE RELEASE WE RECEIVED FOR COLUMBIA COUNTY’S ROADS SAYS TWO TO THREE DAYS. FOR ALL THE ROAD CLOSURES HEAD TO WJBF.COM FOR MORE. IN AUGUSTA JENNA KELLEY WJBF NEWSCHANNEL 6. JOHN:

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