Repairs on two railroad crossings in Warren will cause road closures and detours over the next two weeks.
According to Joe Buccieri, project manager for Delta Railroad Construction, the first repair will take place on the A&E Railroad Crossing on Dorcon Road, slightly west of the Glade Bridge.
“We are going to be rebuilding the railroad crossing,” he said.
Due to the construction, Dorcon Road will be closed Sept. 7, 8 and 9.
“There will be a PennDOT (approved) detour,” Buccieri added.
PennDOT Warren County Maintenance Manager Wes Hess explained that the detour for the three-day closure will re-route traffic through the city. Westbound traffic will be directed to Pennsylvania Ave. via the Glade Bridge. From there, the detoured traffic will turn north on Market Street and then west on Fourth Ave. Then, traffic will use Laurel Street to get back to Pennsylvania Ave. W. before using Ludlow Street to reconnect to Route 6.
Buccieri indicated that “advance warning” signs will be in place alert motorists and direct traffic.
Hess confirmed Buccieri’s notion and said, “The detour will have plenty of signs to keep traffic flowing smoothly to their destination.”
The second crossing facelift will take place on the A&E Railroad Crossing on Pennsylvania Ave. W. near the Chestnut Street intersection. A stretch of Pennsylvania Ave. will be closed Sept. 14 and 15 for the construction.
Buccieri said the same type of rebuilding work will be done at the second crossing.
The detour for that closure will direct eastbound traffic to use Chestnut Street to access Fourth Ave. From there, motorists will turn south on Market Street to connect back to Pennsylvania Ave.
“There may be an inconvenience for the additional time to get around town without the use of the Dorcon Road bypass, but hopefully the motorists will get a chance to appreciate the sights of the city,” Hess said. “The repairs to the railroad crossings is something we have been looking forward to. We ask that everybody keeps alert through the detour and safely get to the other side.”
Times Observer photo by Lydia Cottrell
The A&E Railroad Crossing on Pennsylvania Ave. W. near Chestnut Street is one of two crossings scheduled to be rebuilt in early September. The second crossing is located on Dorcon Road, slightly west of the Glade Bridge. Both projects will cause road closures and detours.