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Crossing work continues

By By ANNA M. LEE Assistant Editor
Railroad crossing repair that began in Brewton last Wednesday is progressing as planned, according to Superintendent of Public Works Danny Howard.
Early Sunday morning, work will begin at the Mildred Street Crossing, causing some disruption to Brewton traffic, but the City of Brewton and the Alabama Department of Transportation are working together to make things go as smoothly as possible.
Work on Cook Road and Jones Road has been completed as scheduled and repairs are currently being done at Deer Street and are expected to be completed by tomorrow.
After that, work at Lee Street will last until Saturday, before work on Mildred street begins on Sunday.
Without interruptions from bad weather, work on the Mildred Crossing will last until March 12.
The Alabama Department of Transportation will have the area signed and barricaded and Alabama State Troopers will be helping with traffic control.
State troopers will be located at the Deer Street crossing from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the time of the closing, Howard said.
The City of Brewton will meet this morning to determine what part the Brewton Police Department will play in the traffic control.
CSX Transportation, the owner of the railroad and the property, is doing the work, which includes replacing timber and rails, at their own expense.
After Mildred Street, the East Street crossing and McLelland Street crossing are scheduled for repairs.