Rail Work Underway In Ripley County

Crews will be working on railroad refurbishment from Holton to Milan, and in Osgood.

Ripley County Indiana EMA Facebook photo.

(Ripley County, Ind.) – A railroad refurbishment project is underway in Ripley County.

CSX Railroad announced Tuesday that all road crossing at the CSX rail line in Holton will be closed due to railroad refurbishment.

Work includes replacing crossties, spikes, plates, ballast refurbishment, and grade repaving and renewal. CSX is working their way eastward through Ripley County, from Holton towards Milan.

As work progresses east, motorists should expect more grade crossing closures.

Due to the comprehensive nature of the refurbishment, over 20 vehicles are required on the track, including support vehicles, and over 75 personnel.

In addition to the work between Holton and Milan, CSX Railroad plans to close U.S. 421 crossing in Osgood on or after Monday, May 17.

The road will remain closed during repairs and is expected to reopen by the end of the day Saturday, May 22.

According to INDOT, the official detour will follow State Road 350 to State Road 129 to U.S. 50.

All work is weather dependent.

US 421 RR Crossing - Osgood


More from Local News


2023 Memorial Day Observances

If there is an event not on our list that you would like to see included, please email the full details to us.

This Weekend Marks Five Year Anniversary of Dearborn County Murder

Detectives continue to investigate the 2018 Memorial Day weekend murder of Tom Biedenharn.

Rep. Lyness, Sen. Perfect Speak at Post Legislative Luncheon

The lawmakers were in Lawrenceburg on Wednesday to review happenings during the 2023 legislative session.

Local Sports Report - May 25, 2023

Postseason results for Boys Track & Field, Softball and Baseball.

Local Sports Report - May 24, 2023

Postseason play rolled on in tennis, softball, and baseball.

Local Sports Report - May 23, 2023

IHSAA Girls Track & Field Regional, Girls Tennis Regional and IHSAA Softball Sectional results.

On Air

Travis Thayer playing
Kenny Rogers - She Believes in Me

Lonestar Let's Be Us Again 14:06
Terri Clark Better Things To Do 14:03
Lee Brice Rumor 13:59
Fox News Fox News National Newscast 13:58