CSX continues railroad crossing work
Published 8:29 pm Monday, February 11, 2008
By By Adam Prestridge
Crews with CSX Transportation’s maintenance division have been working vigorously the past week to repair the many railroad crossings throughout the city limits of Atmore.
According to Meg Sacks, a spokesperson with CSX’s corporate office located in Jacksonville, Fla., the repairs are part of continuous maintenance work to ensure the safety of the trains that travel the 1,000 miles of tracks in Alabama and to make trips over the crossings pleasant.
Work began last Monday on the crossing at Martin Luther King Drive. Crews will continue to work until all the CSX crossings are repaired with the exception of the Main Street crossing.
The following is a list of the upcoming railroad crossing closings:
The dates for the Ray Circle and Swift Mill crossing repairs are subject to change.
The CSX maintenance crews follow tight timelines for repairs and should be completed on or near the scheduled completion date, Sacks said.
According to Sacks, CSX has approximately 16,000 crossings on its system that are public crossings. In the state of Alabama alone, there are about 1,300 crossings and nearly 1,000 miles of tracks.