Morningside crossing closes

Pierce County motorists traveling to Waycross next week will have to find an alternate route around town as Morningside Drive will be closed for railroad crossing repairs.

The crossing between Plant Avenue and Screven Avenue will be closed for repairs beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21. The crossing is expected to re-open by 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.

Southern Commercial Development LLC, a contractor based in Lexington, SC, works with CSX Railroad on the crossing repairs.

“We have been contacted by the CSX roadmaster... The crossing at Morningside Drive is in need of maintenance and repair work,” said Erika Elmore, assistant manager with Southern Commercial Development.   

Elmore says the company understands the closure will cause “a heavy inconvenience for the community.”

“However, maintenance is necessary to prevent a larger event that could inconvenience the community, without any notice, and for an unforeseen amount of time,” she said.