Motorists must use detour routes while crews replace a portion of railroad track in Goose Creek
BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.- (Friday, June 15, 2018) CSX announces railroad crossing closure for a portion of Red Bank Road, by the intersection of U.S. Highway 52 and U.S. 176, in Goose Creek. The crossing will be closed while crews replace a section of the track. The construction is scheduled from June 25 at 6 a.m. until June 29. During this time the railroad crossing will be closed entirely.
Motorists must follow alternate routes. There will be two detours in place to assist with traffic flow. Detours signs, temporary markings, and traffic barrels will be set-up, indicating proper traffic flow.
Motorists can take U.S. Highway 52 to N.A.D Road to Old State Road (Goose Creek Road) to access Red Bank Road. As an alternative, motorists can take U.S. Highway 52 to Liberty Hall Road to Henry E. Brown Jr. Boulevard. Residents can preview the detour routes by viewing the map attached.
This project is being managed by CSX. The rail transportation company plans to remove the entire railroad track and replace it during the project. The timeline of the project is dependent upon weather and subject to change.
CSX plans to work with local law enforcement agencies to ease traffic congestion. Traffic signals will be adjusted along detour routes to ease congestion during peak traffic times. Speed limits will also decrease around the construction zones.
This work is expected to impact commuters in Goose Creek, Hanahan, North Charleston and surrounding areas.
Motorists are asked to be vigilant and look for detour signs while traveling near Red Bank Road and U.S. Highway 52.