Repairs to Two CSX Railroad Crossings Will Slow Lakeland Traffic Next Week
Published on Nov 27, 2019
Bartow, Fla. (November 27, 2019) — Starting Tuesday morning, repairs by CSX Transportation on two Lakeland area rail crossings will slow traffic for up to three days next week. One-day repairs to the rail crossing on County Line Road just south of U.S. 92 in north Lakeland will require temporary lane closures in each direction throughout the day. CSX plans to replace wooden crossing timbers with rubberized types as a temporary condition ahead of a City of Lakeland intersection improvement project scheduled for next year. A longer, two to three day, road closure is needed for emergency repairs to replace a defective rail section at the Shepherd Road crossing between Old Highway 37 and State Road 37 in south Lakeland. Traffic will be detoured to bypass the work zone at this location. Eastbound traffic on approach to the rail crossing will detour at Old Highway 37. Westbound traffic should detour along State Road 37 to Ewell Road or State Road 60. Peak-hour congestion and commuting delays are expected at both crossings. Greater delays are anticipated along Shepherd Road and nearby intersecting roads. Motorists should drive with caution and allow extra time for trips through these areas. Anyone wanting to report a public road rail crossing issue or complaint should call CSX at (877) 835-5279 or send an email to TellCSX@csx.com.