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Railroad Maintenance in Cumberland County Requires Road Closures

FAYETTEVILLE – CSX Corp. officials have notified the N.C. Department of Transportation and the city of Fayetteville they plan to temporarily close several railroad crossings next week in the Fayetteville area.

CSX contract crews plan to start their track maintenance Monday on several city streets in the downtown area. 

The crews also will do track maintenance Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting, along these two key downtown routes: Russell Street and Eastern Boulevard. So, drivers should seek alternate routes.

The railroad contractor plans to move farther east later next week, closing several of NCDOT’s secondary routes, such as Sunnyside School, Sids Mill and Old Vander roads, and along N.C. 53 and N.C. 210 east of Interstate 95.

The track closures will last about two days, and the contractor will install detour signs. Because much of the work will be done in the same vicinity at nearly the same time, drivers should expect to encounter delays and prepare for a longer commute.


2/10/2023 9:52 AM