SR 56 To Close Thursday For Rail Improvements

SR 56 To Close Thursday For Rail Improvements


The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 56 at a rail crossing in Scottsburg on Thursday (AUGUST 18) while railroad personnel make improvements that will allow an increase in train speeds.

Louisville & Indiana Railroad’s contracted crew has been scheduled to begin installation of continuous track at the S.R. 56 crossing—weather permitting—at 7 a.m. Thursday.  The closure will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Friday.


Motorists will be detoured around the site via U.S. 31, S.R. 356 and S.R. 3.

This work is part of a $100 million effort to improve track and signals between Louisville and Seymour by LIRC and CSX railroad.  The investment should greatly improve rail access to the Port of Indiana at Jeffersonville.  Number of trains per day—and speed of those trains—will incrementally increase beginning next month, according to information released by the railroad companies.

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