CSX Rail Upgrades Continue to Close Roads around Winter Haven
CSX Transportation’s upgrading of 16 rail crossings in the southwest Winter Haven area is moving to the next series of road closures. 7th Street SW and Avenue R SW have already closed ahead of schedule. Both of these crossings are north of the Winter Haven Amtrak station. Crews plan to proceed northerly to Orrin Avenue SW on Wednesday and continue to Lake Shipp Drive at Avenue N NW on Thursday. Traffic will be detoured around each closed crossing for three to five days depending on site conditions and difficulty of repairs. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and follow detour signs. Commuters are strongly encouraged to allow extra time for trips through these areas. Other scheduled closures will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information, contact CSX at 1-800-232-0144.