Despite the fact there were bright orange signs on Main Street and larger bright orange signs in the middle of Howard Avenue that announced the street was closed at the CSX railroad crossing, Saturday was a day when more than a few vehicles were observed sitting at the barricades, as if waiting for them to somehow magically disappear.
They won’t, at least for a few days, as CSX Maintenance of Way (MOW) crews are working their way toward Williamston in a project that will upgrade roadbed, crossties and grade crossings.
Signage is up throughout Tarboro to point out detours to aid motorists in their getting around town. Sunday afternoon, traffic was up on Main Street as access to Howard was gone.
On Saturday, crews tore out the crossings at both Howard Avenue and Wilson Street after placing stacks of 200-pound crossties alongside the track on the inside traffic lane on the west side of Albemarle Avenue.
For the complete story, see today's print edition of The Daily Southerner.