Detours scheduled on Mike Padgett Highway for railroad repairs

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A detour will be in place on Mike Padgett Highway starting Tuesday while crews work to repair a railroad crossing.

Crews will be working on the railroad crossing on Mike Padgett Highway near Lumpkin Road starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Drivers will need to detour using Lumpkin Road and Peach Orchard Road.

Signage and message boards will be in place to help navigate drivers. The repairs should be complete by Thursday.

The railroad crossing's rotted timber will be replaced with a rubber material for a smoother, safer ride.

Crews completed similar repairs at another Norfolk Southern railroad crossing on Peach Orchard Road last week. The road re-opened to traffic Thursday afternoon.

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