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More Repairs at CSX Crossing to Close Ewell Road for Four Days

Published on Jun 9, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (June 8, 2021) —  Recent repairs to CSX’s Ewell Road rail crossing between Old Hwy. 37 and South Florida Avenue require additional work that will close Ewell Road in both directions for four days starting early Monday morning. Ewell Road should reopen Thursday evening. Major travel delays are expected. Commuters are encouraged to find alternate routes to avoid anticipated backups and congestion. Motorists are further advised to add extra time to trips through this area due to potentially lengthy detours. Eastbound traffic along Ewell Road should detour at Old Hwy. 37 to bypass closure. Right-hand turns from State Road 37 (South Florida Avenue) onto westbound Ewell Road will not be permitted and traffic will be diverted to Shepherd Road. West Pipkin Road can also be used as an optional bypass or alternate east-west route. Polk County regrets any traffic disruption resulting from the closure, but recognizes rail repairs are necessary and will make for better and safer driving conditions when completed. To report a rail crossing issue or complaint, contact CSX at (877) 835-5279 or