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Railroad work to close Ga. Highway 81 crossing in Hampton next week



GEORGIA— The railroad crossing on Ga. Highway 81 in Hampton will be closed next week while railroad workers conduct a maintenance project.

According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railroad will have crews performing the work from Monday to Wednesday, March 1-3. While the work is underway, a full closure at the crossing will be installed to ensure the safety of the crew members in the work zone, as well as the efficiency of the project.

A detour route will be installed and signage posted, directing drivers to utilize Old Highway 3 and U.S. 19/Ga. Highway 3 to go around the closure. Only local traffic will be allowed on the stretch of Ga. Highway 81 from U.S. 19/Ga. Highway 3 to the Old Highway 3 intersection.

Motorists are advised to expect delays, exercise caution, and reduce their speed while traveling through work zones. Before heading out, get real-time information on work status and traffic conditions. Call 511, visit, or download the Georgia 511 app.