More closings expected as Norfolk Southern continues rail replacement

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Here we go again. Norfolk Southern is continuing a project to replace 14.4 miles of rail throughout Charleston and Summerville.

To complete their task, the railroad company said they must close crossings across the two counties during the daytime because – they say – work cannot be completed during the nighttime hours.

In a letter to Dorchester County officials, Norfolk Southern said the work requires lining up 40-plus pieces of equipment with more than 90 employees working on specific jobs. To accomplish the task, these crews must work 12-hour days Monday to Thursday.

“We cannot move the equipment on and off the tracks throughout the day for traffic,” they said. “We alert local cities regarding crossing closures in advance to try our best to stay to the schedule.”

Last week, the repairs lasted much longer than first anticipated and forced-closed a heavily-trafficked roadway for hours over several days.

Railroad crossing closed again Monday for work. This time, crews worked to repaid rails along Ladson Road and Black Bottom Road.

All work is scheduled to take place between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Crossing

County

Date

Black Bottom Rd.

Charleston

Monday, February 4th

Ladson Rd.

Charleston

Monday, February 4th

Von Oshen Rd.

Charleston

Tuesday, February 5th

Dunmeyer Hill Rd.

Charleston

Tuesday, February 5th

E. Pickney St.

Charleston

Tuesday, February 5th

Owens Dr.

Dorchester

Wednesday, February 6th 

Main St. / US 17-A

Dorchester

Wednesday, February 6th 

N. Cedar St.

Dorchester

Wednesday, February 6th 

Hickory St.

Dorchester

Wednesday, February 6th 

Maple St.

Dorchester

Wednesday, February 6th 

Richardson Ave.

Dorchester

Thursday, February 7th

Industrial Dr.

Dorchester

Thursday, February 7th

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