Norfolk Southern Railway has recently begun performing maintenance work on all of the railroad crossings along the main line in Sullivan County, working from Carter County northwards towards Bristol. The work area is now approaching the City of Bristol.
The City of Bristol Tennessee has been advised by RoadSafe, the contractor working for Norfolk Southern Railway that maintenance work will soon begin on the Industrial Drive, Hazelwood Street, and East Cedar Street railroad crossings inside the City of Bristol. Complete closure of each crossing is required during the maintenance work. The State Street railroad crossing is not affected by this project.
The duration of each closure is dependent upon weather and train operation schedules. The City of Bristol does not have control over when the railroad closes a crossing or the closure duration. RoadSafe has advised the City of Bristol that it will notify the local E-911 centers before each crossing is closed so the closure effects on emergency traffic can be mitigated.
The City of Bristol will provided updates on the crossing work schedule as soon as information is received from the contractor. Please visit the City’s website, www.bristoltn.org, for the latest information regarding the crossing closures.
Questions may be referred to David Metzger, City of Bristol Traffic Engineer, at (423) 989-5522.