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Sign of the times: Railroad tracks will be pulled up

With the Bypass in the background, this picture shows years of disuse of the tracks With the Bypass in the background, this picture shows years of disuse of the tracks
The crossing is rough, but will soon have new asphalt instead The crossing is rough, but will soon have new asphalt instead
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Trains no longer come into town on the tracks that parallel Palmyra Road, and cut across Schley Avenue, and the tracks are overgrown with vegetation. This area will be paved over.

K. Bruce Maples, Director of Engineering for the City of Albany, has issued a Road Closure Notification for  the 1200 block of Schley Avenue, on August 4, 2015.

"We've had a lot of complaints about the railroad crossing being rough, which it is.  So now that we own it, the city is going to go in there and remove the track and repair it and make it a smoother crossing right there on Schley Avenue," said Maples.

This section will be closed to through traffic from 4th and 5th, so that the City of Albany’s Street Department can remove the railroad tracks and repair the roadway at the railroad grade crossing.  

The closure begins at 7:30 A.M. on August 4th, so travelers will need to plan their trips to allow for this work. 

Detour signage will be placed to guide motorists around the work zone.  The detour will include the following roads: 

  • Slappey Boulevard
  • Stuart Avenue
  • Palmyra Road

Motorists should expect delays and be alert to changing traffic conditions. 


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