More railroad closures planned in Dorchester and Charleston Counties

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A Norfolk Southern (NS) surfacing gang will be installing final paving at several crossings in Charleston and Dorchester Counties beginning Thursday, February 21. 

Roads will be temporarily closed, and all traffic detoured, while the work is ongoing.

This work will put the final touches on the dual rail project and ensure the riding surface is smooth for train movement. The surfacing gang can complete approximately two-to-five miles per day. This is dependent on track time and track configuration, according to a Dorchester County news release.

NS completed the final paving through the major crossings (Ashley Phosphate Road, Ladson Road, Main Street, North Cedar Street and Hickory Street) directly behind the dual rail gang, earlier this month. No work is scheduled for these crossings.

The roads/crossings scheduled for final paving are listed below. Roads will be temporarily closed, and all traffic detoured, while the work is ongoing. RoadSafe will be conducting all road closures/detours on behalf of NS. RoadSafe Technicians will be in contact with Dorchester County to advise of road closures.

Note: The information below will be updated on the Dorchester County website as information becomes available. 

The surfacing gang is tentatively scheduled to begin work in Dorchester County on Tuesday, January 26, 2019

Each crossing will be closed for approximately three-to-five hours. Roads do not typically remain closed overnight unless problems arise.

Citizens are asked to keep in mind that railroad maintenance is not something that is “scheduled.” The gang must be given track time by a dispatcher to do the maintenance work. Weather delays and equipment problems are also factors with this type of work.

The below dates are tentative and subject to change.

Remount Road Charleston 2/21/2019
Aviation Rd. Charleston 2/21/2019
Jet Park Dr.  Charleston 2/21/2019
Midland Park Rd. Charleston 2/21/2019
Koester Rd. Charleston 2/25/2019
Von Oshen Rd. Charleston 2/25/2019
Dunmeyer Hill Rd. Charleston 2/24/2019
E. Pickney St. Charleston 2/25/2019
Owens Dr. Dorchester 2/26/2019
Maple St. Dorchester 2/26/2019
Richardson Ave. Dorchester 2/26/2019
Industrial Dr. Dorchester 2/26/2019

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