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FM2100 to close at railroad Dec 18-21

CROSBY – The railroad is going to close Main Street here from Tuesday through Friday next week.

This week Dr. Keith Moore, Superintendant of Crosby ISD, received notice that Union Pacifiic Railroad will be working on their rail lines and will have to close FM 2100 both northbound and southbound beginning Tuesday, December 18 at 6:00 a.m. until Friday, December 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Notice first reached ESD#5 (the ambulance service in Crosby) last week and that was communicated to the school district.

The Miller-Wilson and First Street crossings will remain open for this period.

Local business owners have reacted. Velma Ellison of Alliance Properties said, “This is very bad planning on behalf of Union Pacific. Not going to be fun.”

Gena McMillian of Best Teas & Candles on Kernohan St. said, “Tell everyone I’m going to be selling everything in the store at half off before Christmas instead of after. Hard to sell things when people have a hard time getting to you.”

The overpass construction is apparantly unrelated to the railroad repairs. Overpass construction is expected to last for another eight months.

The bridge at Old Beaumont Highway is being repaired until April 30, 2013. It should be open at 3:00 p.m. that Tuesday. In case you needed to know the name for that roadway officially, it is named BS90 U. East and West from Sheldon Road to FM 2100 is closed.