BLOOMSBURG – East Street’s railroad grade crossing construction will be delayed due to an accident that caused injuries to a construction worker working to prepare the railroad grade crossing work.

The work had been scheduled from Aug. 22 to 26 on East Street/State Route 487 adjacent to State Route 11. The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA) will alert the public when the rescheduled construction date is known.

The Market Street railroad grade crossing work between Sixth and Seventh streets will reopen Aug. 14, two days later than planned, due to paving delays. It had closed Aug. 8.

Jannotti Rail Consulting Inc. of Russell is the track engineer and Chesapeake Thermite Welding of Virginia is the contractor. The SEDA-COG JRA owns the track and North Shore Railroad is the operator.

The SEDA-COG JRA was formed in 1983 by the forward-looking efforts of its eight member counties to save rail lines and service abandoned by Conrail. The JRA’s public-private partnership was recognized by the World Bank as a model for public-private partnerships to stimulate rural economic development. Since 2004, the JRA has invested or leveraged over $46 million in rail capital projects with over 40 public and private partners. For more information, visit