The CSX train crossing on Railroad Street in Washington Grove was closed Friday for emergency repairs to the track bed.
Repairs are expected to take two weeks and the crossing will remain closed to vehicles for the duration of the project. There are two tracks at the crossing and they are used both by freight and passenger trains, according to CSX spokesman Gary Sease. Arrangements have been made to keep at least one track open throughout the project, he said.
Drivers are encouraged to use Midcounty Highway as an alternate route. The East Deer Park Bridge, which is north of the crossing, may also be an option for drivers, but there could be delays since it is a one-lane bridge.
“We apologize for the inconvenience to motorists in the area, but once complete, they will have a smooth crossing,” Sease said.