Brightline Construction Will Close Babcock Street at Railroad Tracks Sept. 7-19

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The city has a total of 21 railroad crossings

GoBrightline will be closing Babcock Street at the railroad tracks from September 7 to September 19. (Brightline image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – GoBrightline will be closing Babcock Street at the railroad tracks from September 7 to September 19.

To sign up for Brightline’s text alert updates regarding the Babcock Street closure text RXR to 888-384-0037.

The city has a total of 21 railroad crossings, and Brightline, which is building its high-speed rail route from Ft. Lauderdale to the Orlando International Airport, is expected to be working on local streets for the next few months.

Work includes the installation of raised concrete medians, traffic signal upgrades, signage installation, the construction of sidewalks, and the installation of exit gates and pedestrian gates to prepare crossings for high-speed rail service.

Crews are currently working on the Strawbridge Avenue railroad crossing, which has been described as “hugely disruptive” as traffic backups become increasingly long.

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