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Norfolk Southern Road Closures

Post Date:11/22/2019 2:40 PM

Norfolk Southern (NS) will be conducting several road closures beginning Tuesday, November 26. Each railroad crossing will be closed for approximately 1-3 hours for crews to safely offload new rails. Crews will begin at Coburn Town Road in Ridgeville, and work eastbound to Industrial Drive, near the Town of Summerville. 

The roads/crossings scheduled for temporary closures are listed (in order) below. Each rail crossing will be temporarily closed and all traffic detoured while the work is ongoing. Technicians will advise Dorchester County as crossings are closed and reopened. The below road list will be updated as information on closures is provided.

All work is planned between the hours of 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Work will continue daily until each of the below crossings has been completed. Citizens are asked to keep in mind that railroad maintenance is not something that is “scheduled." Crews must be given track time by their dispatchers to do the maintenance work. Weather delays and equipment problems are also factors with this type of work.

Crews will be unloading new rails in preparation for complete rail and crossing replacements in early 2020.  

Road Name Location Status
Private Crossing Ridgeville Completed, Open
Coburn Town Rd. Ridgeville Completed, Open
Campbell Thicket Rd. Ridgeville Completed, Open
Orangeburg Rd. Jedburg Community Completed, Open
Mallard Rd. Jedburg Community Completed, Open
Pete Ewers Dr. near Summerville Completed, Open
Mellichamp Rd. (Banks Construction) near Summerville  Completed, Open
Industrial Dr. near Summerville  Completed, Open