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Two CSX railroad crossings in the town of Clay to be replaced

— CSX Transportation will be closing portions of Soule Road on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Morgan Road on Saturday, Nov. 5 in order to replace two highway crossings. Each road will require a one-day closures at the crossings and detours for through traffic. The detours have been established in consultation with local officials. The roads will be open to local traffic. The work will be similar to the crossing replacement on Route 31 that the railroad installed the weekend of Oct. 8 and 9.

Soule Road will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 29. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing located between Bitternut Lane and Fairway Drive East. Motorists in the area will have to follow the signed detours on Route 31 and Route 57. The road will remain open on both sides of the crossing. The on-ramp to Route 481 southbound will also remain open.

Morgan Road will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to midnight Nov. 5. The road will be closed at the railroad crossing between Caraway Drive and Waterhouse Road. Motorists will have to follow the signed detours on Wetzel Road, Henry Clay Boulevard and Route 31. The road will remain open on both sides of the crossing.

For each project, CSX will excavate the old crossing surfaces that cars drive on and replace them with new wooden crossings and paved approaches. Vehicles cannot cross during the construction because the entire crossing will be dug out at once and material replaced using large machinery. Constructing the crossing replacements this way enables CSX to complete the work in one day at each location, minimizing inconvenience to the public.

These will be the last two locations in Onondaga County that CSX needs to replace in a program of crossing replacements between Liverpool and Phoenix.

For more information, the public can contact CSX at 1-877-TellCSX (1-877-835-5279).

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