Lee Street railroad crossing closed, more to come

Published 12:14 pm Tuesday, March 19, 2019

PELHAM – The CSX Transportation railroad crossing on Lee Street will be closed for up to two days for construction and repairs, according to the Pelham Police Department.

The railroad crossing closed on Tuesday, March 19.

Despite the city’s efforts to communicate with CSX about when the construction and repair work would begin, city officials said they received word on the morning of March 19 that the work had begun.

At a Pelham City Council work session on Monday, March 19, City Manager Gretchen DiFante said the city hadn’t received much clarity on the process from CSX.

Police Chief Larry Palmer questioned if CSX knows exactly what it is they’re planning to do.

“We realize this is an inconvenience for so many of you, and we apologize that we were not able to inform you of the closures before now,” reads a statement on the PPD’s Facebook page.

Work will also be done at railroad crossing on the following streets:
Shelby County 52
Shelby County 11
Weatherly Way
Shelby County 332
Windwood Circle
Dickerson Road (Shelby County 334)
Kendrick Road

It is unclear when the work will begin at these crossings. They could be closed at a moment’s notice. The PPD will notify the public of each closing at it becomes aware.