Norfolk Southern planning railroad work in Goshen

    Temporary closures of railroad crossings begin Wednesday, March 12, in Goshen.

    Posted on March 10, 2014 at 6:13 p.m.

    GOSHEN — Work will begin this week to replace railroad tracks along Norfolk Southern’s Chicago Line in Goshen.

    The crossings at Monroe, Ninth and Fifth streets will close after 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, to prepare for construction. Construction was scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 11, but Norfolk Southern is waiting for a train coming from Chicago to pass through.

    New tracks will be installed Thursday, March 13, beginning at Monroe Street and ending just north of Greene Road. The two priority intersections to reopen are Monroe Street and Lincoln Avenue.

    Drivers should expect delays. Norfolk Southern expects most crossings to close around 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. for two to three hours.

    If additional tracks are delivered on time, work will continue Friday, March 14, from Greene Road northwest to city limits.

    Norfolk Southern officials plan to keep the city updated on the progress.

    Follow Elkhart Truth reporter Angelle Barbazon on Twitter at @tweetangelle.

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