Forrest Rd. in Columbus to be temporarily closed at railroad cro - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Forrest Rd. in Columbus to be temporarily closed at railroad crossing

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The railroad crossing at Forrest Rd. will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept.11, for steel rail replacement at the crossing.

Work will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

NorfolkSouthern Railroad anticipates the rail replacement to take up to two days, but will re-open the road as soon as the work is complete.

Barricades will be placed at the crossing.

A signed detour route will be established to direct through traffic around the closure.

The detour route for eastbound traffic will be southbound on Reese Rd., eastbound on Lamore St., and northbound on Lamore Dr.  

The detour route for westbound traffic will be southbound on Lamore Dr., westbound on Lamore St., and northbound on Reese Rd.

Forrest Rd. between Reese Rd. and the railroad crossing will remain open to local traffic.

Changeable message signs were also installed several days in advance of the closure to alert drivers, and will remain in place until the completion of the crossingwork.

Contact Deputy City Manager David Arrington at 706-325-3662 or Doc Dorsey, Traffic Engineering Division, at 706-653-4138 if you have questions.  

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