Road-closing repairs rescheduled

Road-closing repairs to the railroad crossing at Lee Street and Highway 52 West in Pelham have been postponed to June 2-4, officials confirmed. (Contributed)

Road-closing repairs to the railroad crossing at Lee Street and Highway 52 West in Pelham have been postponed to June 2-4, officials confirmed. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

PELHAM—CSX has rescheduled construction to the railroad crossing at Lee Street in Pelham from May 27-29 to June 2-4.

CSX is carrying out an “extensive repair” of the railroad crossing, including replacement of tracks and cross ties and repaving of the crossing and foundation beds, Pelham Police Chief Larry Palmer explained.

“Because of the nature of the repair,” the construction will close Highway 52 West and Lee Street in Pelham for the duration of the project, Palmer confirmed.

The repairs were originally scheduled for May 21-22. On May 20, CSX rescheduled the project for May 27-29.

“They were postponed this week due to (train) scheduling issues,” Palmer said.

The repairs are now scheduled to begin on June 2 and continue through June 4.

“This crossing is important to (CSX),” Palmer said, noting the June 2 date is subject to change.

Updates will be posted to the Pelham City website, Pelhamonline.com, as information becomes available.