CSX crews will be rebuilding railroad crossings through Smithfield, Kenly and Wilson this week. This work includes tearing out old crossties, installing new ties and repaving the crossings with concrete and asphalt to provide a smoother ride over the tracks for drivers. Typically, it takes two to three days to rebuild, repave and re-open a crossing depending on weather conditions.
Work began Monday on the crossing on Peedin Road, at the Cherry Street intersection, in Smithfield.
Work begins Tuesday at the Second Street crossing, between N. Corbett Avenue and Railroad Street E. in Kenly. And in Wilson, work starts Wednesday at the Nash Street NE crossing and Thursday at the Goldsboro Street crossing.
Kristin Seay, with CSX Corporate Communications, told WTSB News that CSX appreciates the close coordination with city and county officials to schedule this important work. “Maintaining railroad infrastructure is critical to preventing accidents and injuries and minimizing service disruptions. CSX spends more than $1 billion annually on improving and maintaining track, bridges, signals and other equipment to keep freight moving safely and reliably through the communities we serve. We appreciate the community’s patience as we work as safely and swiftly as possible,” Seay said.