Auxier road to be closed 10 hours Tuesday

Steve RussoDirector, East Kentucky Science Center

August 30, 2012

AUXIER — Traffic will not be able to use Route 3051 at Auxier from 9 a.m. until about 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, because a CSX maintenance crew will be making repairs to the railroad crossing. The work should take about 10 hours.

George Thompson, CSX Roadmaster, said that work will start Tuesday morning after school buses complete their runs. Provisions will be made for ambulances and other emergency response vehicles. In the afternoon, Thompson said, parents should plan to pick up their children near the railroad crossing. CSX employees will assist children in crossing the tracks on foot, but school buses will not be able to drive over the tracks Tuesday afternoon.

“We realize this is a dead end road and there is no other way in and out of Auxier,” Thompson said. “We are grateful that the residents are patient and understanding, and we want everyone to know that we will finish the repair work on the crossing as quickly as we can. We understand the seriousness of this temporary inconvenience, and we certainly do not want the repair work to take any longer than absolutely necessary.”