Dr. Delay: Fixes for bumpy St. Petersburg railroad crossing coming ... at some point

CSX and the city are talking about the shared responsibility. A CSX spokesperson says repairs are months, though not years, away.
Published August 20

ST. PETERSBURG — A reader complained to the Doc about a rough CSX railroad crossing at 2300 22nd Ave. N and wants to know when it will be repaired.

Cyndi Schultz, the director of media relations and public affairs with CSX, says they haven't had any reported incidents at this crossing so that could be the reason why it hasn't been fixed yet.

But since the Doc’s question, CSX has inspected the crossing, and is talking with the city of St. Petersburg about repairing the deteriorating timber surrounding the tracks.

The only question remaining is when. That, CSX can’t say.

"Legally until it's agreed upon, we cannot provide a timeframe," Schultz said. "But it's closer to months than years away."

Brejesh Prayman, the director of engineering and capital improvement with the city, said this project is something they've been following up on for a long time but haven't gotten an update until recently.

"We know they're planning to maintain it," Prayman said.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY UPDATES:

  • • DOVER— The westbound Interstate 4 exit and entrance ramps at McIntosh Road (Exit 14) are scheduled to be closed for construction work from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday. The ramps are also planned to be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

  • • Lane closures all day Friday and Saturday at U.S. Business 41 (Florida Avenue) to complete pedestrian safety improvements from Bird Street to Waters Avenue

  • • Lane closures continue through Saturday for U.S. 41 intersection reconstruction from Madison Avenue/Pendola Point Road to Port Sutton Road

  • • Intermittent lane closures continue Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Bullfrog Creek to Denver Street for U.S. 41 drainage and sidewalk installation

  • • Nightly lane closures continue Saturday from 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. for repaving at State Road 580 (Busch Boulevard) from Armenia Avenue to Florida Avenue

  • • Lane closures with flagging operations continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the widening of County Road 580 (Sam Allen Road) from west of Paul Buchman Highway (State Road 39A) to Park Road Lane

  • • 24-hour lane closures from Dickman Road to Wyandotte Road in Riverview for County Road 672 (Big Bend Road) bridge replacement continue through Oct. 19

PINELLAS COUNTY UPDATES:

  • • Lane closures continue through Saturday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. at Interstate 275 northbound Exit 30 ramp to westbound State Road 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and westbound 118th Avenue (County Road 296), and at I-275 southbound from Fourth Street N (Exit 32) to south of Gandy Boulevard (Exit 28) for a new tolled roadway system

  • • Lane closures continue Saturday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. for a new tolled roadway system at U.S. 19 Frontage Roads from 110th Avenue N to 126th Avenue N, SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) from 28th Street to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and SR 686 (Roosevelt Boulevard) entrance ramp to the Bayside Bridge

HERNANDO COUNTY UPDATES:

  • • Lane closures continue all day Saturday for U.S. 98 bridge construction of Suncoast Parkway 2, half-mile on each side of Suncoast Parkway (State Road 589)

  • • Day and night lane closures continue for Interstate 75 widening from south of U.S. 98/State Road 50 (Exit 301) to Sumter County and at U.S. 98/SR 50 (Cortez Boulevard) from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • • U.S. 41 will be closed at 331 West Jefferson St. to through traffic from Aug. 23-31 so the Florida Department of Transportation can perform repair on railroad crossings. Afterward, construction may impact traffic with lane closures through September 2019.

Dr. Delay welcomes her new readers from Hillsborough, Hernando and Pasco counties. Email Dr. Delay at docdelay@gmail.com to share your traffic concerns and questions across the Tampa Bay area. Follow @AskDrDelay.

Advertisement