Railroad crossing now open
By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
The railroad crossing at U.S. 29 and Highway 154 in north Coweta opened this morning — and the crossing at Herring Road will be closing sometime today.
Ray Porter of Benchmark Consulting said Wednesday the 154/29 crossing could open as early as 6 or 7 a.m. today.
Some asphalt had already been put down by 3 p.m. on Wednesday. “They’re supposed to have the paving done, and they’ve got to give it curing time,” Porter said.
“We’re working diligently to get through with it, and hopefully y’all will enjoy the nice new crossing,” he said.
The Highway 154/ U.S. 29 crossing was closed Monday for a tie replacement project. The original closing was scheduled to last all week, with the crossing not being opened until Friday afternoon, at the latest — though it was always expected that the project could be completed earlier.
The Highway 154/U.S. 29 closure is one of several along that stretch of CSX track. Crews worked their way from south Fulton County to northern Coweta, and are continuing south. Other crossings to be worked on include one of the Walt Sanders Road crossings, Groover Road, Wash Johnson Road and Herring Road.
Those projects consist of the removal of the pavement, replacing the cross ties underneath the rails, and repaving. It typically takes between two and three days to complete one of the projects.
A separate crew is doing resurfacing projects along the line as well, including work on the East Broad and Pine Road crossings.
No information was provided on the timetable for reopening the Herring Road crossing which was to close today as part of the tie replacement project. Typically, a crossing takes about three days to be reworked.