CSX Railroad Crossing Closure
LAKELAND, FL (September 24, 2020) | CSX Railroad notified the City of Lakeland about crossing closures that will be taking place starting October. CSX contractors will be remove existing crossings, replacing railroad ties, and repaving the crossing. CSX will be closing the following Lakeland area crossing for repairs and updates:
North Eastside Drive (between East Memorial Boulevard and East Main Street) in Lakeland
• Closing October 1st at 7 a.m.
• Opening October 2nd by 7 p.m
According to CSX, the closures will be around the clock while the work is being done and will require traffic to be rerouted during the scheduled construction. Signage will be in place marking detour routes to least impact traffic. Dates are subject to change due to weather and/or other unforeseen conditions. North Eastside Drive is actually a County Road, but the railroad crossing closure may impact Lakeland-area drivers.
The City of Lakeland was incorporated in January 1885 and has grown to become one of the largest inland communities in Florida. With a current population of over 100,000, Lakeland continues to grow. It has been designated a Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area by the US Census Bureau for over 30 years. With tourist attractions and gulf beaches only an hour away, Lakeland continues to capitalize on its ideal central Florida location along the I-4 corridor. The City owns and operates Lakeland Electric, the third-largest publicly owned utility in Florida and it was one of the first to offer power in the Sunshine State over 110 years ago.
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