Tuesday, December 6, 2022

James City County railroad crossing closures starting Tuesday

CSX will close two railroad crossings in James City County Nov. 7-9. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)
CSX will close two railroad crossings in James City County Nov. 7-10. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Two railroads crossings in James City County will be closed this week, and the Virginia Department of Transportation is urging motorists to plan ahead.

The CSX Corp. has scheduled railroad crossing closures on Diascund Road and South Waterside Drive, according to a VDOT traffic alert.

The closure at Diascund Road will start at 7 a.m. Tuesday and be located at the Hockaday Road intersection, the alert said.

That closure will run through 7 p.m. Friday.

On Thursday, the railroad crossing at the intersection of South Waterside and Riverside drives will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the alert said.

CSX will set the detours, and asks motorists use alternate routes while the closures are in place.

Dates of the closures are also subject to change pending inclement weather or other conditions, the alert said.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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