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Crews will conduct daytime periodic closures and flagging operations this week at railroad crossings from Melbourne to Viera while Virgin Trains delivers train rails for its future Orlando-to-South Florida passenger network.
Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Potential crossings impacted (from south to north) include Post Road, Pineda Causeway, Suntree Boulevard and Viera Boulevard.
Crossings may close intermittently for 10 to 15 minutes while rails are unloaded. Afterward, the crossings will reopen to traffic, the company said in a press release.
Virgin Trains hopes to start transporting passengers between Orlando International Airport and South Florida by late 2022.
Crews will install a second set of tracks along the Florida East Coast Railway corridor, upgrade existing tracks, and modernize signals and grade crossings.
Current and planned Brightline/Virgin Trains USA routes. (Photo: Virgin Trains USA IPO prospectus)
A new rail corridor is under construction along State Road 528 leading to the Orlando airport. Virgin Trains impacts along the Beachline Expressway in Brevard County:
This article first appeared on www.floridatoday.com
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