Railroad crossings to be closed


Norfolk Southern personnel to replace to cross ties

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times The railroad crossing on the Sonoco road will be among those being closed next week while Norfolk Southern personnel replace each crossing’s cross ties. The project will involve a 20-mile section of the track stretching from Jonesville to Union and is expected to take four days to complete beginning Monday.


Staff Report

UNION COUNTY — Railroad crossings between the Town of Jonesville and the City of Union will be closed next week as Norfolk Southern personnel replace their cross ties.

In a statement released Friday, Ray Porter, Project Coordinator for Benchmark Consulting, a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative, announced that the Norfolk Southern “tie replacement project” will begin Monday, Nov. 16. Porter stated that the production team will be replacing cross ties in approximately 20 miles of track between Jonesville and Union. He said the crossings at the following locations are tentatively scheduled to be closed on the following dates while the cross ties are replaced:

Monday, Nov. 16

• Connector Road (Old Spartanburg Highway), Jonesville

• Pulpwood Yard Road, Jonesville

• Little John Road, Jonesville

• Pine Needle Street, Jonesville

Tuesday, Nov. 17

• Gilead Street, Jonesville

• Church Street, Jonesville

• Depot Street, Jonesville

• Little Field Road,

Jonesville

• Poplar Road, Jonesville (Both Crossings on Poplar Road)

• Peachshed Road, Jonesville

• Bob Little Road, Jonesville

Wednesday, Nov. 18

• Sonoco Road, Union

• Lone Oak Road, Union

• Edgewood Drive, Union

• Pineview Road, Union

• Kelly Road, Union

• Barnado Road, Union

• North Pickney Street, Union

• Old Buffalo Street, Union

Thursday, Nov. 19

• Arthur Boulevard, Union

• North Pickney Street, Union (Wallace Court)

• North Academy Street, Union

• North Mountain Street, Union

• Main Street, Union

• South Church Street, Union

• Wallace Street, Union

• Foster Street, Union

• Union Boulevard, Union

• Sims Avenue, Union

• Boyd Street, Union

• Railroad Street, Union

• Short Street, Union

• Shetley Road, Union

• Mckanic Road, Union

• Carem Road, Union

Porter cautioned that “the closing date for each crossing is approximate and is based upon the daily average distance that the production team can complete and can vary depending on how each day goes. The crossings will be closed for approximately one to two days each. Norfolk Southern and their contractors will be working diligently to minimize the down time of each crossing impacted, and will get them back in service as quickly as possible.”

Union County residents are asked to follow the posted detours or seek alternate routes while the crossings they use are closed and to remember to add additional time for their daily commute. Porter said that Norfolk Southern would like to thank the people of Union County “in advance for their understanding and cooperation during the project.”

This story was submitted by Ray Porter, Project Coordinator for Benchmark Consulting, a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times The railroad crossing on the Sonoco road will be among those being closed next week while Norfolk Southern personnel replace each crossing’s cross ties. The project will involve a 20-mile section of the track stretching from Jonesville to Union and is expected to take four days to complete beginning Monday.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Railroad-Crossing.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times The railroad crossing on the Sonoco road will be among those being closed next week while Norfolk Southern personnel replace each crossing’s cross ties. The project will involve a 20-mile section of the track stretching from Jonesville to Union and is expected to take four days to complete beginning Monday.
Norfolk Southern personnel to replace to cross ties

This story was submitted by Ray Porter, Project Coordinator for Benchmark Consulting, a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative.

This story was submitted by Ray Porter, Project Coordinator for Benchmark Consulting, a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative.

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