Repairs are complete to the CSX rail crossing in Stevensville on St. Joseph Avenue. CSX tells WSJM News the street will reopen Friday morning. It’s been closed for several days to allow crews to make the repairs, and the asphalt was replaced on Thursday. CSX says it was done as part of their routine infrastructure maintenance program, which a spokesperson calls “critical to ensure the safety of both train operations and roadway traffic” in an email to our newsroom. The wooden railroad ties running parallel to the track at the crossing had been deteriorating, with big holes in at least one. CSX says it “appreciates the public’s patience while we complete this important work.”
Trains had still been running, but no cars have been allowed over the tracks since Tuesday. The crossing is between Red Arrow Highway and downtown Stevensville, and drivers have been making detours on either Marquette Woods Road or Red Arrow Highway this week.