Contractors for CSX Transportation Inc. closed the Horton Street railroad crossing in Winder this morning. Winder police chief Dennis Dorsey said his staff has placed warning signs on adjacent streets and would add police officers to direct traffic if backups develop.
“We’re using signs this morning, because that is such a short road,” he said. “We are monitoring the situation, and if traffic gets to be an issue, we will put people out there.”
About 5,000 fewer vehicles each day travel Horton Street than North Broad Street, the site of the city’s busiest railroad crossing.
That crossing was closed for three days last week but reopened in time for the April 5 rush hour, according to Dorsey.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE hurry up and get Horton Street back open. All the extra traffic is now using Beulah Street. That along with the City Of Winder construction department traffic and garbage trucks are destroying our beautiful street. It was so nice last week when Beulah Street was closed.