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2 Pinellas County railroad tracks close for emergency repairs

Posted: 12:16 PM, Feb 28, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-02 07:44:39-05
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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Starting on Monday, two railroad tracks in Pinellas County will close for emergency repairs.

Souther Commercial Development, LLC is working with CSX for traffic control and detours.

Mayor Rick Kriseman took to Facebook about his frustrations with the time they were given to prepare.

These two crossings must be repaired due to an abundance of complaints received from citizens.

City of St. Petersburg

  • 22nd Avenue N (Between I-275 and 25th Street N)

The railroad is closing on Monday at 6 a.m. and is set to reopen on March 6 by 5 p.m. No access across the tracks is allowed until it is reopened.

City of Oldsmar

  • S. Bayview Blvd (Between State St W and Marlborough St)

The railroad is closing on March 4 at 6 a.m. and is set to reopen on March 7 by 5 p.m. No access across the tracks is allowed until it is reopened.

Mayor Kriseman said to avoid the area, if possible. However, if you are heading to Tampa, enter the interstate from downtown, 38th Ave. N or take MLK or 4th Street to bridges.

Signs will be posted for detours.