South Westover Boulevard Closed for Norfolk Southern Railroad Maintenance
The Engineering Department has been informed that Norfolk Southern Railway will be replacing, repaving and performing general maintenance on their railroad and railroad crossings on South Westover Boulevard that will require the street to be closed in that area all day. The work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 AM on Sunday, December 17th. This will affect traffic going North bound and South bound on South Westover Boulevard at the railroad crossing. The road is expected to reopen by Monday, December 18th.
Norfolk Southern Railway will be making temporary repairs, which includes replacement of ties and putting down temporary asphalt. The final asphalt is expected to be put down on Tuesday, December 19th or Wednesday, December 20th and this will require the closing of the road again.
All traffic control is being performed by Norfolk Southern’s contractor, Road Safe Traffic Systems. Motorists are advised to take detours around the closed crossings or roadway sections. The maintenance repairs will enhance motorists driving experience with smoother crossings and roadways adjacent to the tracks on Norfolk Southern’s Rail system in Albany.
For information on the railroad maintenance, please contact Bruce Maples, Director of Engineering at 229.883.6955.