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CSX Crossing Upgrades to Slow Weekend Traffic in Downtown Auburndale

Published on Feb 19, 2020

Bartow, Fla. (February 19, 2019) — Track upgrades by CSX Transportation will slow traffic through downtown Auburndale this weekend. The rail crossing on Main Street (State Road 559) between W. Park Street and S. Main Street will close Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. CSX plans to reopen the crossing by 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening.

Main Street traffic will be detoured to bypass the crossing. Congestion and travel delays are expected. Motorists should drive carefully, observe signs redirecting traffic, and add time to trips through downtown Auburndale.

The Board of County Commissioners and County Manager’s Office regret any disruption caused by CSX’s closure. Due to longstanding statutory agreements, CSX has considerable authority to close roads crossing their railways. Polk County recognizes these repairs are necessary and will make for better and safer driving conditions when completed.

Anyone wanting to report a public road rail crossing issue or complaint should call CSX at 1-800-232-0144 or email them at