The railroad crossing at Richwood Rd. and US 25 will be closed permanently.
(Exact timing TBD; expected to be mid-late Aug.)
During construction, traffic will cross the railroad tracks at the intersection of Shorland Dr./Winning Colors Dr., where new traffic signals will be operational and timed to help ease congestion and support traffic flow through the intersection.
This closure is needed so that temporary railroad tracks can be built in the project area to allow for major intersection improvements at Richwood Rd. and US 25. Our project team is working closely with Norfolk Southern Railroad to coordinate these changes.
This traffic pattern is expected to be in place throughout the duration of our construction work, which is scheduled to continue through 2022. Once construction is completed, there will be a new railroad bridge, and vehicular traffic will move along Richwood Rd. under the bridge. This will eliminate travel delays caused by trains and will dramatically improve response times for emergency vehicles who have to reroute for passing trains.