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Breaking News Detour on State Road 24 at Archer next week

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Traffic affected Tuesday through Friday

By The Staff

Southwest Archer Road  (State Road 24) in the town of Archer will be closed for four days next week while the railroad crossing just west of U.S. 27/41 is rebuilt, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The closure, which also affects pedestrians, is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 23 and be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26, barring any unforeseen conditions.  Crews will replace the old crossing with a new one that is designed to last longer and hold up better under heavy traffic. Crews with North Florida Railway will be doing the work.

Westbound motorists will be detoured south on U.S. 27/41, west on Alabama Avenue, north on Magnolia Street and back to State Road 24.  Eastbound motorists will be detoured south on Magnolia Street, north on U.S. 27/41 and back to State Road 24.  Off duty law enforcement officers will be enforcing the detour.

This railroad crossing was last rebuilt in May of 2001.

For additional information on this project, contact the Public Information Office at 800-475-0044 or Laurie Windham at lkwindham@pbsj.com.  For information about FDOT projects around Northeast Florida, visit www.nflroads.com.