Hecker Road Railroad Crossing Opens, Numerous Crossings To Close In February

January 29, 2016

The Hecker Road railroad crossing in Century reopened Wednesday afternoon after a two-day closure for maintenance.

CSX will close numerous other North Escambia a crossing as part of its network-wide crossing maintenance program beginning February 9. Work is expected to be completed in one week.

CSX engineering crews will be laying new rail ties, resurfacing crossings and repaving them with asphalt. CSX has worked closely with local officials to coordinate the crossing closures to minimize disruption to the community and is communicating directly with residents where there are dead-end roads or no-outlet situations.

Traffic will experience temporary closures to the following road crossings during the operations period:

  • Cottage Street
  • McCurdy Road
  • State Road 4
  • Hecker Road
  • Front Street
  • East Pond Street
  • Jefferson Avenue
  • Salters Lake Road
  • Bluff Springs Road
  • Courtney Road
  • Mystic Springs Road
  • East Bogia Road
  • Cotton Lake Road

The roads listed above will be temporarily closed at different times throughout the week of February 9 depending on the  maintenance schedule, according to CSX.

All activities are weather dependent and may be delayed or rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Motorists are reminded to travel with care through the work zone and to watch for construction equipment and workers entering and exiting the roadway.

Pictured: Workers wrapped up a railroad crossing replacement on Hecker Road in Century on Thursday. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


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