Railroad company closing crossings in Black Mountain this week

Staff reports

Northfolk Southern railroad has scheduled repairs to crossings at several roads in the Swannanoa Valley and and Old Fort which necessitate temporary road closures.

The railroad crossing at Broadway Street/N.C. 9 will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 14 for repairs.

The railroad company is closing two or three crossings per day depending on weather, equipment function and track availability to perform its maintenance.

According to Norfolk Southern, roads will be closed at the crossing only and detours will be posted directing traffic around the closures.

The following is a tentative schedule for public roads:

Monday, December 12
• Old Lytle Cove Road in Swannonoa
• Lytle Cove Road near Swannonoa
• Ingles Avenue near Swannanoa
• Blue Ridge Road in Black Mountain

Tuesday, December 13
• Black Mountain Avenue in Black Mountain
• Shumate Road near Black Mountain

Wednesday, December 14
• Broadway Street (N.C. 9) in Black Mountain
• Burgin Cove Road near Black Mountain
• Yates Avenue near Black Mountain

Thursday, December 15
• Depot Avenue near Black Mountain

Monday, December 19
• Orchard Street in Old Fort

Tuesday, December 20
• Catawba Avenue in Old Fort

Contact Norfolk Southern at 1-800-946-4744 for more information.
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