CSX to close crossings for repairs, improvements

Published 4:20 pm Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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By NOAH WORTHAM | Managing Editor

Several CSX railroad crossings across Shelby County will soon temporarily shut down as they receive repairs and improvements.

CSX has currently identified 26 railroad crossings that it will seek to engage in work on, including repairs and labor such as the replacement of ties, rails and crossing resurfacing. Work on most of crossings are expected to take two days to complete but do not have a definitive timeline and could be completed earlier. Due to the fluid nature of the schedule, no specific dates for the repairs have been confirmed as the county will receive notification.

The following crossings in Shelby County are set to receive work during the month of May:

  • Private road in Pelham
  • County Road 11 in Chelsea
  • Pine Lane in Chelsea
  • Kendrick Road in Chelsea
  • County Road 334 in Pelham
  • Windwood Drive in Pelham
  • County Road 332 in Pelham
  • Weatherly Way in Pelham
  • County Road 11 in Pelham
  • Private road in Pelham
  • County Road 52 in Helena
  • Lee Street in Pelham
  • Lee ST in Pelham
  • Parker Drive in Pelham
  • Cunningham Drive in Helena
  • County Road 62 in Vincent
  • Private in Vincent
  • County Road 83 in Harpersville
  • Private road in Harpersville
  • Private in Harpersville
  • Dead Hollow Road North in Harpersville
  • County Road 450 in Harpersville
  • County Road 55 in Westover
  • County Road 51 in Chelsea
  • County Road 433 in Chelsea
  • County Road 47 in Chelsea

Work on the crossings at County Road 11, Weatherly Way and County Road 55 began on Wednesday, May 1.

“We are working with them (CSX) to get daily updates on progress and planned closings,” County Engineer David Willingham said. “We don’t know how long it will take. How quickly they can finish each crossing will determine how quickly they can start the next one.”