BLOOMSBURG – East Street’s railroad grade crossing construction is now scheduled for later this month.

East Street/State Route 487 adjacent to State Route 11 will close at 8 a.m. Sept. 18 and reopen at 8 a.m. Sept. 23. A detour will be in place.

Jannotti Rail Consulting Inc. of Russell is the track engineer and Chesapeake Thermite Welding of Virginia is the contractor. The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (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