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Emergency CSXT Rail Repairs Closing Fish Hatchery Road for Five Days

Published on May 11, 2023

Bartow, Fla. (May 11, 2023) — CSX Transportation (CSXT) will close Fish Hatchery Road at their rail crossing south of U.S. Highway 92 (East Memorial Blvd.) in the Combee area of Lakeland on Monday morning, May 15 for five days of emergency repairs to correct a track defect. Crossing and roadway are scheduled to reopen at noon on Saturday, May 20. During closure, traffic will be briefly detoured along U.S. Highway 92 or County Road 542 (East Main Street) to Reynolds Road to bypass work zone. Track repairs coincide with an ongoing nighttime FDOT resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 92 (East Memorial Blvd.) within the detour route. Backups and minor delays are possible, especially during peak travel hours. Motorists are advised to add extra time to trips through the area.

Contact Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at (863) 535-2200 for further details.