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Ashton Road to be closed for railroad crossing repairs

July 09, 2010

The Washington County Division of Public Works will close Ashton Road near Big Pool at the CSX Railroad crossing next week to allow CSX to repair the existing crossing.

The closure will be in effect from 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, through 5 p.m. Thursday, July 15, weather permitting, the county said in an e-mailed release. The weather might prolong the opening time and date, the county said.

Ashton Road will be closed to all through traffic at the railroad crossing while the work is being done. The posted detour will include signage in each direction on Big Pool Road -- Md. 56 -- Dam No. 5 Road, and Gruber Road.

More information may be obtained by contacting Rob Slocum, Public Works deputy director for Capital Projects Engineering, or Krista Hart at 240-313-2400.

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