CSX will close Old Liverpool Road crossing July 13-14

— Last year, CSX railroad informed the village of Liverpool that the crossing at Old Liverpool Road adjacent to Heid’s was scheduled for renovation. That work is now set for the weekend of July 13 and 14.

At the village board of trustees meeting on June 17, Mayor Gary White reported that he’d recently attended a meeting with CSX officials who informed him of their plans. “That railroad crossing will be completely replaced,” White said.

In recent months, Liverpool Police have complained to CSX about a malfunction at the crossing which triggered a static red light at the junction of Route 370, lower First Street and Old Liverpool Road. When the red light remains unchanged, traffic backs up into the village, requiring LPD officers officers and sheriff’s deputies to direct traffic at that busy intersection.

CSX determined that moisture in its system has been causing the traffic light to hold steady, the mayor said.

The Onondaga County Parks’ Parkway Sunday event, which normally opens Onondaga Lake Parkway (Route 370) to joggers, bikers and bladers on Sunday mornings, will be canceled on July 14 due to the CSX work on Old Liverpool Road.

Three DWIs in May

Via a memo, Liverpool Police Chief Don Morris informed the village board of trustees at their June 17 meeting that officers issued 149 citations for violations of the state’s vehicle and traffic laws during May. In addition, 15 warning tickets were issued for minor motor-vehicle violations.

Three arrests were made for driving while intoxicated and nine traffic accidents were investigated.

Officers made 246 residential checks during the month while investigating a total of 345 complaints.

Scordo retires, again

The chief also announced the May 31 retirement of longtime Officer Joe Scordo, who had been working part time for the LPD. He had retired as a full-time officer in 2007 after 21 years with the department. Scordo owns Pizza Villa at the corner of Tulip and Oswego streets and also works as a real estate agent.

“Officer Scordo was a dedicated member of the LPD,” Morris said, “and we wish him well.”

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