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One-Day Ewell Road Rail Crossing Closure Delayed Until Thursday

Published on Jan 19, 2022

Bartow, Fla. (January 18, 2022) — Daylong track repairs by CSX Transportation previously scheduled for Monday of this week will now close the Ewell Road rail crossing in south Lakeland between Old Highway 37 and South Florida Avenue (State Road 37) from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20. Repairs were delayed as CSX crews completed rail upgrades in the Kathleen area.

Westbound Ewell Road traffic will still be detoured at South Florida Avenue with Shepherd Road and West Pipkin Road as alternate east-west routes to bypass closure. Eastbound traffic can detour at Lunn Road or Old Highway 37 as north-south bypass options. Closure is necessary for the protection of rail crews as work will encroach the Ewell Road right-of-way with equipment and materials transiting the crossing. Commuters are advised to expect delays and to add extra time to trips through this area. Polk County regrets any traffic disruption resulting from the closure. To report a rail crossing issue or complaint, contact CSX at (877) 835-5279 or