Major street in SC’s capital closed to fix railroad crossing

A major street in South Carolina’s capital will be closed this week as crews do maintenance and repairs to a railroad crossing.

Assembly Street in Columbia south of the Statehouse will be closed starting Monday for most of the week, Norfolk Southern said in a statement.

Crews hope to reopen the crossing between Catawba Street and Whaley Street by Thursday, the railroad said.

About 25,000 vehicles a day travel on that section of Assembly Street, although traffic volume has decreased significantly with businesses shut down over the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Transpiration said.

There will be a detour set up.